Tingwall Airport

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Tingwall Airport

Lerwick/Tingwall Airport
Airport typePublic
Owner Shetland Islands Council
LocationGott, Shetland, Scotland
Elevation  AMSL 45 ft / 14 m
Coordinates 60°11′31″N001°14′37″W / 60.19194°N 1.24361°W / 60.19194; -1.24361
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Location in Shetland
Direction LengthSurface
02/207642,507 Asphalt
Statistics (2022)
Sources: UK AIP at NATS [1]
Statistics from the UK Civil Aviation Authority [2]

Tingwall Airport( IATA : LWK, ICAO : EGET), also known as Lerwick/Tingwall Airport, is located in the Tingwall valley, near the village of Gott, 4  NM (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) northwest of Lerwick in Mainland, Shetland, Scotland. Although it is the nearest airport to Lerwick, it is not Shetland's main airport, which is Sumburgh, rather, it is Shetland's inter-island flight hub.


Tingwall Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P614) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Shetland Islands Council). [3]

It was opened in 1976. [4]

Airline and destinations

Directflight [5] Fair Isle, Foula


Annual passenger traffic at LWK airport. See Wikidata query.

Accidents and incidents

In 1996, an air ambulance lost altitude while turning to final approach for Runway 2 in strong and gusting winds, crashing 1.5 km short of the runway. The pilot was killed, and the doctor and nurse in the passenger cabin were injured. (Their patient had already been delivered to Inverness.) Lack of adequate ground lighting or other visual cues during the nighttime approach was a factor. [6]

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  1. Lerwick/Tingwall – EGET
  2. "Annual airport data 2022 | Civil Aviation Authority".
  3. Civil Aviation Authority Aerodrome Ordinary Licences
  4. "Tingwall-airport-turns-40". Archived from the original on 9 October 2020.
  5. Directflight Ltd Archived 21 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  6. Air Accidents Investigation Branch. "BN2A-26 Islander, G-BEDZ, 19 May 1996". GOV.UK. Department for Transport, Air Accidents Investigation Branch. Retrieved 31 December 2015.