In June 2006 Airtask Group was awarded a PSO contract for the provision of an inter island scheduled air service in the Shetland Islands. Operated on behalf of the Shetland Islands Council and based at Tingwall airport near Lerwick, conducting flights utilising 2 Britten Norman Islander Aircraft to the islands of Fair Isle, Foula, Outer Skerries and Papa Stour. The contract was re-awarded to Directflight in 2009 and again in 2013.

The aircraft are crewed by 3 experienced pilots with aircraft maintenance carried out by Airtask Group engineers at Tingwall airport. The Group works closely with the Council to ensure the most effective possible service for residents of the remote islands, whilst providing the Council with the robust, safe and responsive service they demand.

In addition to the delivery of a wholly compliant service, Airtask has liaised with the Council to identify and implement improvements in the provision of the service and its supporting infrastructure, whilst striving to embrace cost saving measures.

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Travel Update - COVID 19

From 15/06/2020 all passengers are required to do the following:-

Sanitize your hands prior to boarding aircraft.

All passengers over 6 years of age must wear face coverings whilst boarding and travelling. Please bring you own as we only have a limited supply.

Complete a health declaration before travelling




In addition:-

  • All passengers shall be contacted prior to travel in line with Government guidance.

  • Once checked-in, regular passengers have the option to wait in their vehicles until boarding time.

  • Travellers will be encouraged to pay remotely in advance to minimise their exposure to communal areas at the Terminal.

We understand that these restrictions may be disappointing for some of you. We hope that you can appreciate our actions are necessary in order to protect these lifeline services for those they are primarily to serve.