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Kirkwall Airport

Kirkwall Airport

Port-adhair Bhaile na h-Eaglais
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorHighlands and Islands Airports Limited
ServesMainland, Orkney
LocationKirkwall
Opened2002
Hub forLoganair
Elevation AMSL58 ft / 18 m
Coordinates58°57?29?N 002°54?02?W / 58.95806°N 2.90056°W / 58.95806; -2.90056Coordinates: 58°57?29?N 002°54?02?W / 58.95806°N 2.90056°W / 58.95806; -2.90056
WebsiteKirkwall Airport
Map
EGPA is located in Orkney Islands
EGPA
EGPA
Location in Orkney
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 1,428 4,685 Grooved Asphalt
14/32 680 2,231 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers181,562
Passenger Change 2017-18Increase2.4%
Aircraft Movements14,771
Movements Change 2017-18Increase0.1%
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]
Statistics from the UK Civil Aviation Authority[2]

Kirkwall Airport (IATA: KOI, ICAO: EGPA) is the main airport serving Orkney in Scotland. It is located 2.5 NM (4.6 km; 2.9 mi) southeast of Kirkwall[1] and is owned by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited. The airport is used by Loganair.

History

The airport was built and commissioned in 1940 as RAF Grimsetter for the defence of the Scapa Flow naval base. In 1943 the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm took over, as RNAS Kirkwall then HMS Robin. Control passed in 1948 to the Ministry of Civil Aviation and in 1986 to Highlands and Islands Airports.[3]

Airlines and destinations

Passenger

Cargo

AirlinesDestinations
Royal Mail Aberdeen, Sumburgh, Inverness

Statistics & Traffic

Busiest Routes

Busiest routes to and from Kirkwall (2018)[5]
Rank Airport Passengers Handled Change

2017-2018

1 Aberdeen 57,620 Increase 5%
2 Edinburgh 46,232 Increase 0.6%
3 Inverness 22,634 Decrease 4.4%
4 Glasgow 22,450 Increase 14.3%
5 Sumburgh 9,611 Decrease 2.7%
6 North Ronaldsay 5,953 Decrease 5.3%
7 Papa Westray 4,885 Decrease 4.5%
8 Westray 3,542 Decrease 2%
9 Stronsay 3,527 Increase 6.1%
10 Sanday 2,994 Decrease 2.9%
11 Manchester 1,097 New Route
12 Eday 523 Decrease 9.5%
13 Bergen 410 Decrease 19%
14 Fair Isle 179 Increase 141.9%

Annual Traffic Statistics

Traffic Statistics at Kirkwall[5]
Year Passengers

handled

Passenger

% change

Aircraft

movements

Aircraft

% change

2015 160,234 Steady 10,701 Steady
2016 163,029 Increase 1.7% 11,045 Increase 3.2%
2017 177,248 Increase 9% 14,754 Increase 8.7%
2018 181,562 Increase 2.4% 14,771 Increase 0.1%

Accidents and incidents

  • 25 October 1979 - A Vickers Viscount G-BFYZ of Alidair was damaged beyond economic repair when the aircraft departed the runway after #4 propeller struck the runway. The nosewheel collapsed when the aircraft reached an intersecting runway.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b Kirkwall - EGPA
  2. ^ "UK airport data". UK Civil Aviation Authority. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Kirkwall Airport: About Us". Highlands and Islands Airports. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/north-of-scotland/1203431/fancy-visiting-fair-isle-its-about-to-get-a-whole-lot-easier/
  5. ^ a b "Airport data 2018 | UK Civil Aviation Authority". www.caa.co.uk. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 2009.

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