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Highlands & Islands Airports

  • Country/Region: Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • Telephone: 01667 462445
  • Website: www.hial.co.uk
  • Type: 1-4 Million

About The Airport

Highland and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) is a public corporation wholly owned by the Scottish Ministers. The company operates and manages 11 Airports at Barra, Benbecula, Campbeltown, Dundee, Islay, Inverness, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Sumburgh, Tiree and Wick. HIAL’s airports are vital to the social and economic welfare of the areas they serve, but are loss making, and are supported by subsidies from the Scottish Government in accordance with Section 34 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982.

Mission Statement
“To provide and operate safe, secure and efficient airports which support the communities we serve.”

To be recognised as an industry leader in the provision of airports through leadership, innovation and collaborative working to deliver positive outcomes for our customers.


  • To provide airports that enable air transport to fulfil its essential role in Scotland’s diverse regions.
  • To work with stakeholders to develop sustainable air connectivity that supports socio-economic deveopment in Scotland.
  • To advise Scottish Ministers on future developments and resource allocation through robust strategic planning and effective collaboration with airport users and stakeholders.


  • Openness / Honesty
  • Innovation
  • Ownership
  • Respect
  • Excellence