Eday Airport, or Eday Aerodrome, is a public airport situated on Eday in Orkney, Scotland. It is operated by the Orkney Islands Council. Due to its proximity to the Bay of London, it is known locally as London Airport. It is elevated at 20 feet (six metres) above mean sea level and can be found on the map at 59°11′26″N 002°46′20″W. Eday Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P573), allowing flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Orkney Islands Council). However, it is not licensed for night use.
Eday is one of the islands of Orkney, located to the north of the Scottish mainland. It is situated approximately 24 kilometres (15 miles) from the Orkney Mainland. It is the ninth largest island of the archipelago, measuring 27 square kilometres (10 square miles). The island’s bedrock is Old Red Sandstone, which is exposed along the sea-cliffs. Local economy thrives in farming and crofting, especially livestock husbandry. In 2011, it had a population of 160. Some of its prominent natives include Australian pioneer union leader and Australian Labour Party politician, William Spence; and representative John Flaws Reid in the Canadian House of Commons.
Services and Facilities
Eday Airport has two runways, one has graded hardcore surface, directed 07/25, which measures 527 metres (1,729 feet) long; and the other is a grass runway, directed 18/36, measuring 518 metres (1,699 feet) long. Only one airline currently serves the airport: Loganair, which flies to two domestic destinations, to Kirkwall and North Ronaldsay.