Stornoway Airport Departures
Getting to the SYY airport
Passengers of Stornoway Airport should allow themselves plenty of time in order to get to the SYY airport. The SYY airport recommends its passengers to arrive at least two hours before the scheduled departure time. Also, the airline check-in counters strictly close approximately 30 minutes before the departure of the aircraft.
On arrival at the SYY airport, passengers proceed directly to the security checkpoint areas. Passengers should ensure that they follow the instructions given from their airline carefully and attentively and hold all the relevant and required paperwork, a valid passport, and photographic ID to present at the security.
The SYY airport kindly reminds passengers who are checking in online that it is their duty and responsibility to make sure that they arrive at the SYY Departure Gate on time, according to the published boarding time. Besides, passengers are advised to allow enough time to pass through the security procedures. Stornoway airport recommends all online checked-in passengers to arrive at the SYY airport no later than one hour before their aircraft departure.
Check-in at the airport
The SY airport check-in desks are situated on the left-hand side of the main terminal building. Passengers must ensure that they hold a passport or photographic ID to present to the check-in staff. After checking-in, ana airline boarding card will be issued and given to a passenger once the check-in staff labels and weighs passenger's luggage. A boarding pass is essential to hold to proceed through the security along with the passport or photographic ID before leaving the Departure Lounge. All passengers should be aware of the fact that Stornoway airport cannot accept and take responsibility for any passenger who misses his/her flight due to the reason that they did not allow enough time for the checking and security procedures.
Passengers who are flying via Stornoway Airport must introduce the requirements and restrictions of SYY airport. Below there is information listed regarding baggage requirements, and liquid package, that all passengers must meet. However, some airlines make certain restrictions, especially about carry-on and baggage packing issues. Hence, all passengers are kindly recommended to check with their airline to get the most up-to-date information on how to pack and which items will not be allowed to carry on board.
The Department for Transport has set some restrictions for baggage requirements at SYY airport. The maximum size for an item of a carry-on bag should be 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm. Besides, the size of hand baggage must include handles, wheels, and other external pockets. If an item placed in hand baggage is more significant than 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm, the airport staff makes the right not to allow the passenger to bring the item on board, in the aircraft cabin. However, airlines only allow smaller bags rather than the overall size—also, the number of bags depending on the airline. Hence, passengers of SYY airport are recommended to check first with their airlines.
Security restrictions also include liquids, gels, aerosols, or pastes allowance through security. Passengers can take gels, liquids, or pastes on board, in the cabin, if they put them in the special package in their hand luggage which meets the following restrictions:
- The liquid must be kept in a container with a maximum volume of 100ml
- All liquid containers should fit into a resealable, transparent 1-liter plastic bag that meets approximately 20 cm x 20 cm sizes.
- The plastic bag should be put in a tray separately at the x-ray point.
Stornoway Airport Security
At Stornoway Airport, security procedures are managed by Airport Management Services Ltd (AMSL), like in all Highlands and Islands Airports. Security staff will ask passengers to remove electronic devices, including laptops, hairdryers, or other large appliances, that must be presented and screened separately. Besides, passengers should remove their coats, jackets, belts, and sometimes shoes. As for mobile phones, all passengers should switch off them before leaving the Departure Lounge. Mobile phones can only be switched on, later, in the Arrivals Lounge of the main terminal building, after flying into the Stornoway Airport.
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All arrivals at Stornoway Airport proceed immediately to the Arrivals lounge in the main terminal building of the airport. Arrival passengers have to reclaim baggage in the baggage claim area. There are screens on the walls of the baggage claim area, which show the airline logo and the flight number as well, which helps passengers to quickly find the proper carousel and wait for their baggage to collect. After claiming baggage, new arrival passengers can go ahead to meet points, exit, at the ground transportation area, or the car park zone.
Getting at the SYY by Car Passengers who are traveling from the east of the island should use the A866 to get to the SYY airport. The A866 is the main road that runs via the eastern part of the island. Passengers who are approaching the SYY airport from the west can either use the A858 or A859 (runs from the north of the island). Getting at the SYY by Bus / Coach Since the town of Stornoway is the leading travel center of the airport, local buses run to and from the city of Stornoway right from most other major cities of the island. The SYY airport is located just within 4 miles from the city, and local, regular buses provide routes to/from the airport. The airport regular route bus operates from Monday to Saturday. Getting at the SYY by Ferry At the town of Stornoway, various ferries are available from the mainland of Scotland. These ferries depart from Ullapool (regular buses can be caught to get to Ullapool from Inverness). Ferries operate s
Taxi providers At Stornoway Airport, local taxis can be pre-booked in advance upon arrival at the SYY airport. Another option is to contact the taxi providers on arrival at the SYY airport terminal, which is subject to availability. However, booking in advance is highly advised. The following taxi cab companies, which are listed below, operate at Stornoway Airport and offer ride service to and from the SYY airport and to nearby destinations as well. For more information regarding taxi rates, schedules, routes, and availability, passengers are advised to contact the preferred taxi cab company to get the most up-to-date information: Alpha Taxis - telephone number: 07553 374210. It operates from Monday to Saturday. A1 Taxis - telephone number: 07818 216970. It operates from Monday to Saturday. Associated Taxis - telephone number: 01851 702300. It operates during 7-day. ATS Taxis - telephone number: 01851 703028. It operates from Monday to Saturday