The major airports of Scotland are Glasgow, Prestwick, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness and operate international as well as local flight services. There are many smaller airports across Scotland, as well as on the island groups of Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles. What is arguably the world's shortest scheduled flight can be taken between islands in Orkney with less than 2 minutes in the air.
Scotland is home to the shortest scheduled flight in the world of just 47 seconds between Westray and Papa Westray in the Orkney Isles
Highland & Islands Airports Ltd operates 10 airports in the North and West of Scotland including Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. Flying into Barra airfield is a unique experience as the planes land on the beach in between the tides.