Stornoway Airport is located 2.3 miles east of the town of Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland.
Aberdeen Airport Map
The Airport is owned by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL), a company controlled by the Scottish Government.
The airfield was in use by the military but today is used for domestic passenger services. Search and Rescue helicopters are also based here along with privately owned light aircraft.
View Larger Map
Arrivals/Departures & Scanner Frequencies
Stornoway Airport Scanner Frequencies:
Approach - 119.480
Tower - 119.480
AFIS - 119.480
ATIS - 115.100
The station was created in the Second World War on the site of a former golf course. It was home to various Coastal Command squadrons patrolling the North Atlantic for U-boats.
During the height of the Cold War years Stornoway Airport was home to 112 Signals Unit that was established in 1960 as an Electronic countermeasures (ECM) measurement and evaluation unit by RAF Bomber Command. The unit measured the signal strength, frequency bandwidths and aerial performance of the operational Handley Page Victor and Avro Vulcan V bombers as they flew a course towards, over or away from the unit varying from straight-lines to polar patterns.
In the early 1980s, part of the Airport was upgraded with an extension of the main runway and taxiways along with new hangars, to accept Panavia Tornado aircraft. At the end of the Cold War, the station was finally closed on 31 March 1998 and reverted to Stornoway Airport.
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.
Getting to Stornoway Airport
Just four miles from Stornoway town centre, on the east coast of the island, the postcode for Stornoway Airport is HS2 0BN
A limited bus service is operated by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Taxis are available.
Standard car parking charges are free for up to two hours, and then there is a charge for every 24-hour period afterwards.
• More information on the official website