Scatsa Airport – SCS Shetland
5 miles southwest of Sullom Voe Terminal is a commercial airport called Scatsa Airport. It serves the island of Mainland, in Shetland Scotland. The airport has a Civil Aviation Authority Ordinary Licence, which allows the airport to operate flights for the public transport of passengers going in and out of Mainland Island. Scatsta Airportwas first developed under the name of RAF Scatsta in 1940 that based the Royal Air Force fighter planes to give support to coastal operations in RAF Sullom. After World War II, the airport was abandoned and then restored as a civilian airport in 1978 to support the oil industry of Shetland and the oil terminal in Sullom Voe. Scatsta Airport is the sixth biggest airport in Scotland as of August 2018.
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The airport of Scatsta is composed of a runway and an old rebuilt passenger terminal. Its average passenger traffic in 2018 is more than 170 thousand. But the facilities at the airport are scarce. There’s no restaurant or even just food kiosks for passengers to grab some snacks. Although there are a few cafés and snack bars outside the airport, passengers going out of Shetland should bring their food. There is only a vending machine and nothing more. Not even a duty-free outlet or a single gift shop is available at the airport. The city of Lerwickis the only nearby place at SCS Shetland.
What to Do & Area Attractions
With only just seats from the departure lounge, most of the travelers opt to find a more comfortable and nice place to stay and rest. And there are a lot of them just a few-minute drive away from Scatsta Airport. Moorfield Hotel offers a 4-star accommodation that features a fitness center, bar, shared lounge and an on-site restaurant that serves buffet breakfast daily. Another awesome SCS Scatsta hotel is the Busta House Hotel. The property overlooks the shore of Busta Voe and features en suite rooms and a large lovely garden. Delicious local food and an array of wine and some malt whiskeys are also available in the hotel.
Sumburgh Airportand Tingwall Airportalso serves flights in Scotland.
On this page it is easy to search for Lerwick, Scotland, UK airport hotels, we have listed hotels, airport motels,
resorts, inns in order of proximity, closest airport lodging options are listed first. Lerwick, Scotland, UK (SCS-Scatsta) airport
area map also gives you guidance on the distance of these hotels from the SCS airport.
Most of these SCS
hotels are designed to serve frequent travelers. If you are on business trip or family vacation or if your flight is delayed
and you need an overnight stay near the airport. Some of these Lerwick, Scotland, UK
motels have passenger pick up or free airport shuttle service which you can take advantage of.
Some of the main attractions in the area around the SCS airport are Fort Charlotte, Clickimin Broch, and Fort Charlotte.
Map of Lerwick, Scotland, UK Hotels
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Weather Forecast for Lerwick, Scotland, UK (SCS-Scatsta)
If you planning to travel to Lerwick, Scotland, UK (SCS-Scatsta), here is your 6-day travel weather forecast to make sure you have all the essentials needed during your stay.
Start your day when the sunrises at 8:36 AM.
The temperature feels like 31.05 with a humidity level of 80 so dress accordingly.
Cloud coverage is 92 percent with visibility at 12.4 percent.
Today’s UV index is 1, don’t forget the sunscreen if you need it!
Today’s winds are traveling southwest at a speed of 16 MPH. At the end of the day don’t miss the sunset at 3:10 PM.
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What are the most common amenities for Lerwick, Scotland, UK SCS airport hotels?
Airport hotels have useful amenities for frequent travelers like free SCS airport shuttle service, 24 hour in-room dinning,
late check-in and check-out and free breakfast. For business traveler amenities like
free wifi and meeting rooms are helpful. Most common amenities are Vending Machines, Complimentary Breakfast
and Complimentary Breakfast.
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