Westray Airport

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Westray Airport
Airport typePublic
OperatorOrkney Islands Council
LocationAikerness, Orkney
Elevation AMSL29 ft / 9 m
Coordinates59°21′01″N 002°57′00″W / 59.35028°N 2.95000°W / 59.35028; -2.95000Coordinates: 59°21′01″N 002°57′00″W / 59.35028°N 2.95000°W / 59.35028; -2.95000
EGEW is located in Orkney Islands
Location in Orkney
EGEW is located in the United Kingdom
EGEW (the United Kingdom)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 291 955 Grass
09/27 527 1,729 Graded hardcore
13/31 421 1,381 Grass
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]

Westray Airport (IATA: WRY, ICAO: EGEW) is an airport located at Aikerness, on Westray in the Orkney Islands, Scotland. It 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 Papa Westray Airport. The distance is 2.8 km (1.7 mi) and the scheduled flight time, including taxiing, is two minutes.[2] As well as the Papa Westray flights, services to the main Orkney town of Kirkwall are offered.

Westray Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P539) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Orkney Islands Council). The aerodrome is not licensed for night use.[3]

Westray Airport has a strong case as the shortest commercial runway in the world with runway 01/19 having a declared LDA distance of just 234m.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

LoganairKirkwall, Papa Westray


  1. ^ Westray - EGEW
  2. ^ Westray and Papa Westray Getting here
  3. ^ Civil Aviation Authority Aerodrome Ordinary Licences
  4. ^ "www.nats-uk.ead-it.com/" (PDF).

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