"an amazing airport"
Alex Johnson (United Kingdom)
Barra is an amazing airport - it's tiny, shed like and has few facilities. The most people there at one time will only be approx. 20 as the flights are operated by little twin otters. What makes Barra great is the runway - it's the beach. The approach and landing experience are a must. Also once you've got off and collect your bag from a shelter in the car park you've got a maximum of 50 metres to walk to your car, taxi or bus (they meet every flight and are a good way to get around the islands).
|Experience At Airport||Arrival Only|
|Date Visit||September 2016|
|Type Of Traveller||Solo Leisure|
Barra Eoligarry Airport customer review
Tiny. But stunning location. Barra Aiport sits on the edge of a wide beach on the Scottish Island of Barra. Twice a day (once in winter) flights from Glasgow and Benbencula land on one of the three runways. But these are no ordinary tarmac runways. These are marked out on the sand of the beach - and only when the tide is out! The flights are the only British Airways flights where the timetable is marked "subject to tide". The terminal a proper little toy-town terminal complete with tiny terminal control tower big burly firemen and one check-in desk. No compromise though on safety checks and procedures. Be sure to be here in good time to watch the incoming Twin Otter fly in and land on the beach. The tiny cafe sells lovely home made organic snacks and the whole experiences is a joy if you have only been used to the hustle and bustle and chaos of some large well known international terminals. If a glorious sunny day check-in good and early and take time to stroll three hundred yards up over the dunes to see the other stunning beach close to this amazing little airport.