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Papa Westray Airport

Coordinates: 59°21′06″N 002°54′01″W / 59.35167°N 2.90028°W / 59.35167; -2.90028
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Papa Westray Airport
Luggage being loaded onto an early morning flight to Kirkwall from the airstrip
Airport typePublic
OperatorOrkney Islands Council
ServesPapa Westray
Elevation AMSL91 ft / 28 m
Coordinates59°21′06″N 002°54′01″W / 59.35167°N 2.90028°W / 59.35167; -2.90028
EGEP is located in Orkney Islands
Location in Orkney
EGEP is located in the United Kingdom
EGEP (the United Kingdom)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 527 1,729 Graded hardcore
07/25 334 1,096 Graded hardcore
18/36 343 1,125 Grass
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]

Papa Westray Airport (IATA: PPW, ICAO: EGEP) is located 22 NM (41 km; 25 mi) north of Kirkwall Airport on Papa Westray, Orkney Islands, Scotland.[1] The facility is best known for being one of the two airports joined by the shortest scheduled flight in the world, a leg of Loganair's inter-island service, to Westray Airport. The distance is 2.8 km (1.7 mi) and the scheduled flight time, including taxiing, is two minutes.[2]

Papa Westray Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P542) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers and for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Orkney Islands Council). The aerodrome is not licensed for night use.[3]

Airline and destinations[edit]

LoganairKirkwall, North Ronaldsay, Westray


  1. ^ a b "NATS – AIS – Home". Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Getting Here". Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Civil Aviation Authority Aerodrome Ordinary Licences" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 April 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2018.

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