The beach on the north coast of the Scottish island of Barra was officially recognised as an airfield in 1936. A regular scheduled service ran from Barra to Glasgow in 1936 for £4 per seat.
In 1994 Highland and Islands Airports Limited took over the running of the airport.
The airport has 3 runways marked by wooden poles on the sands. Aircraft land into the wind.
Barra Airport is famously unique, giving passengers the unique experience of landing on a beach. In 2018 it was named a Top 10 Most Scenic Airport, in PrivateFly's annual poll.
Find out more and discover which other airports made the Top 10: PrivateFly Scenic Airports poll results 2018.
Voters commented as follows: "Lovely scenic approach. The whole flight from Glasgow to Barra is lovely seeing sea, land and islands for the whole hour!"
"Approaching and landing at Barra Airport is an experience that never gets old. Landing on the beach on the North side of the island is different every time. Depending on how much water is still on the beach at the time of landing. Flying towards Barra itself adds to the beauty and experience of the whole flight. Everyone should experience this flight at least once in their lives."
"It is unique being probably the only airport with a tidal beach as the airstrip. Flying in over the sea whatever the weather is awesome and ever changing. The view of the island, the colours of the sea and the bird life are out of this world. Should be on everyone's bucket list."
Private charter flights land and take off from the airport sands on Traigh Mhòr bay on the north coast of the Scottish island of Barra.
Night flights are not available from Barra airport, and the airport opening times are dependent on the tides.
Airport Codes: BRR / EGPR
Elevation: 5 feet
Barra Airport's unique beach runway is suitable for small prop private charter flights.
The airport has a small passenger terminal with a cafe.
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