Islay Airport Information (ILY)

Also known as Islay International Airport, Glenegedale Airport (ILY) is located on the picturesque island of Islay, just off Scotland's south west coast. This small rural airport is owned and maintained by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited and was originally opened to the public in 1940.

Glenegedale, Islay, Port Ellen, Argyll and Bute
Highlands and Islands Airports Limited
Time Zone
055°40'55"N 006°15'24"W

Although less than 30,000 passengers pass through Glenegedale Airport each year, it provides an important link to mainland Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom. The airport is situated five miles to the north of the picturesque town of Port Ellen, and there is a regular bus service connecting Glenegedale Airport to Port Ellen as well as all the other towns and villages on the island.

Despite being small, Glenegedale Airport features a reasonable range of services and facilities for visitors to make use of. Disabled passengers are well provided for with specially designed toilet facilities as well as a variety of other conveniences such as specially adapted access points and walkways.

Passengers waiting for their flight can relax with a cup of coffee and catch up with the local news, while the gift shop provides the opportunity to purchase last minute gifts for friends and loved ones.

Glenegedale Airport is the gateway to Islay Island and offers visitors a scheduled twice daily flight to Glasgow, which provides connections to international destinations. There are also regular charter flights available, mostly used by golfers from the UK and the USA during the summer months.

The island of Islay is often referred to as 'the queen of the Hebrides' and is Scotland's fifth largest island. The island is famous for its enchanting natural beauty as well for producing a range of malt whiskeys. Islay boasts a pretty collection of villages with terraces of small, single-storey houses lining the foreshore, such as Port Ellen, Port Charlotte, and Port Askaig.

Bowmore is Islay's main town and visitors will discover that it features a unique, round church which is said to have been designed to make sure that evil spirits were left with no corner in which to hide. The island of Islay is an ideal place to explore and this is made easy as there is plenty of car hire available at Glenegedale Airport for visitors to make use of.


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