Cheap Flights from Glasgow to Islay Glenegedale (GLAS - ILY)
Flight information Glasgow to Islay Glenegedale
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Average flight time, total distance 68 miles
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This information is correct as of April 2016
Airlines that fly from Glasgow to Islay
Flybe (as Loganair) are the only airline offering direct flights from Glasgow-International Airport to Islay. There are currently no airlines flying between Islay and Glasgow-Prestwick Airport.
Terminal Information – Departing
There's only one terminal at Glasgow-International Airport. The departure lounge is small with a small range of shops and places to grab a bite to eat. The usual airport favourites are there: a World Duty Free for picking up little luxuries, a WH Smith for magazines, and a Boots for toiletries and other essentials. There's also a Maplin, for techy bits and bobs. If you're peckish you can grab a coffee and a sandwich at Upper Crust or Starbucks, but if you have a bit more time to relax you can sit down over a meal at Frankie & Benny's or The Sandpiper. Free Wi-Fi is available for half an hour: after that you need to pay for hotspot access. Children can enjoy the soft play area while parents catch up with emails. There's a business lounge too, which is available to all passengers at a fee. The lounge offers a more comfortable space to relax, as well as a range of complimentary refreshments and internet access.
Terminal Information – Arriving
Car hire is available from the airport and is the best option if you want to get off the beaten path and really explore the island. Just remember to assign a designated driver before you head to the famous whisky distilleries. There are two car rental firms operating from the airport: Islay Car Hire and D&N MacKenzie. If you prefer not to drive, you can either take a taxi or public transport. There are six taxi companies on Islay which offer airport transfer services. It's best to book your cab in advance, as demand can be high. There's a public bus which runs between the airport and Islay's main towns: you can pick up a timetable upon arrival at the airport.
You don't need a valid passport to fly from Glasgow to Islay, as it's a domestic route. You will need to show some photographic identification at the boarding gate, however. You could use a valid driving license, a passport that's expired within two years, or an official identification card (such as an NUS card or council issued bus pass). We recommend checking Flybe's website for a full list of acceptable ID types.
What to expect in Islay
Although 30% of the population are native Gaelic speakers, you won't have any trouble making yourself understood in English. Islay is famous for its whisky, and you wouldn't have such fantastic whisky without so much rain. Pack your wellies and a raincoat. The climate in Islay is similar to Glasgow, although on average summers are a couple of degrees cooler and winters are a couple of degrees warmer.
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