Stornoway Airport ( IATA: SYY, ICAO: EGPO) is an airfield located 2 NM (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) east of the town of Stornoway on the Isle of [2 ] Lewis, in Scotland. The airfield was opened in 1937, and was then used mainly for military purposes. The Royal Air Force had an RAF airbase there during the Second World War and also from 1972 until 1998 when it was a NATO forward operating base. During the Cold War period, from 1960 to 1983, the airfield was the home of 112 Signals Unit Stornoway (RAF). NATO aircraft used the airport for missions over the North Atlantic and for stop overs en route to Greenland and the United States.
Stornoway Airport is owned by
HIAL, a company controlled by the Scottish Government.
Nowadays the airfield is mainly used for domestic passenger services. The
Royal Mail have a daily mail flight. Bristow Helicopters operate helicopters, equipped for search and rescue on behalf of Her Majesty's Coastguard. There are privately owned light aircraft based at the airport.
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On 8 December 1983, a
Cessna Citation I ( G-UESS) crashed into the sea on approach to Stornoway Airport killing all 10 passengers and crew. [4 ]
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