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Kirkwall Airport

Kirkwall Airport
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IATA: KOIICAO: EGPA
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Highlands and Islands Airports Limited
Serves Mainland, Orkney
Location Kirkwall
Elevation AMSL 58 ft / 18 m
Coordinates

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Website Kirkwall Airport
Map
Location in Orkney
Runways
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Direction Length Surface
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Statistics (2011)
Passengers 145,897
Passenger change 10-11 11px3.2%
Aircraft Movements 14,131
Movements change 10-11 11px2.8%
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]
Statistics from the UK Civil Aviation Authority[2]

Kirkwall Airport (IATA: KOIICAO: EGPA) is the main airport serving the Orkney Islands in Scotland. It is located Script error: No such module "convert". southeast of Kirkwall[1] and is owned by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited. The airport is used by Flybe franchise service, operated 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 Naval Air Service 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

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Accidents and incidents

  • On 25 October 1979, 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.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b Kirkwall - EGPA
  2. ^ UK Annual Airport Statistics
  3. ^ "Kirkwall Airport: About Us". Highlands and Islands Airports. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 8 October 2009. 

External links

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