Known as the "Queen of the Hebrides" and famed for its whisky production, Islay is a popular destination for travellers who want to enjoy the tranquillity of the Western Isles. Before flying to the island, it's a good idea to plan ahead and find out more about its local transport links. To help with this, we've put together a handy guide for your use.
Don't forget, Flybe also operates from a number of other Scottish destinations, including Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Find out more by using the flight booking tool on this page.
Airport Name: Islay Airport (ILY)
Location: Also known as Glenegedale Airport, the terminal is situated in the centre of the island, around 8km from the town of Port Ellen.
Contact Information: Islay Airport (ILY), Glenegedale, Isle of Islay, PA42 7AS
Telephone: 01496 302 361
Although a very small airport, there are numerous options for contining your journey once you've reached the airport. With various tourists attractions in the area, including several distilleries, there's plenty to do once you arrive.
Parking is provided outside the terminal free of charge, and there is also a pick-up/drop-off area. Drivers requiring parking for more than three days should use the long-stay car park. Further details are available from the terminal's information desk.
A public bus runs to all towns on the island from the airport. Contact local operator B Mundell (01496 840 274) for more details or, alternatively, ask at the information desk.
A number of local operators serve the airport, including Bruichladdich, Carol MacDonald, Fiona's, Lamont's and Rhinns. Contact details can be found on the airport's website - pre-booking is advised.
The airport is served by two hire companies, Islay Care Hire and D&N MacKenzie, both of which have service desks within the arrivals hall. Pre-booking is advised but not essential.
Owing to the airport's small size, there are no dedicated conferencing facilities. However, the onsite Fly Cuppa serves hot drinks and light snacks, making it perfect for a working lunch. Business passengers requiring meeting facilities are advised to contact local hotels to check on availability.
Flybe operates flights from Inverness airport to the following destinations:
Isle of Man
Please note not all flights are direct. Please see our timetable for further details.
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