Highlands and Islands Airport LimitedTransport and TravelShetland Wide

Sumburgh airport is the main airport serving the Shetland Islands. It is located on the southern tip of the Shetland Mainland, nearly 25 miles south of the Lerwick. There are direct flights from Sumburgh to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Kirkwall. In the summer, there is a service to Bergen, leaving once a week on saturdays from the end of May until late August.


We have introduced new measures to minimise risk to our passengers and staff at Sumburgh Airport.

Our airports have remained open to essential, lifeline services and emergency flights throughout the COVID-19 crisis, with key personnel on duty to ensure operations have been maintained during the lockdown.

Screens have been installed and physical distancing measures are in place with sanitiser stations in key locations throughout airports. Additionally, our enhanced cleaning regimes ensure that regular deep cleaning is carried regularly at our airport.

You will be required to wear a face covering at all times at the airport and follow our social distancing requirements. We are limiting the number of passengers within the terminal building and only travelling passengers will be allowed in the terminal. If you need to accompany someone into the terminal, please contact a member of staff upon entry.

A member of the HIAL team will meet passengers on arrival to help guide you through the new procedures.

We have produced Q&As to provide you with all you need to know when travelling through our airport.

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Sumburgh AirportShetland IslesZE3 9JP
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