In June 2006 Directflight 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 Island Council and based at Tingwall airport near Lerwick, Directflight operates 2 Britten Norman Islander Aircraft to the islands of Foula, Out
Skerries, Papa Stour and Fair Isle.
This unique aircraft is ideally suited to operate in this challenging environment and provides a vital link to the island communities. In addition, this inter island service is popular with the increasing number of tourists who visit the islands each year to the spectacular scenery, birdlife, flora, fauna, music and culture that is unique to this northern extremity of the United Kingdom.
Directflight work in close association with the Shetland Islands Council Transport Department and the Shetland Islands Tourist Board. Their websites can be accessed by clicking on the links on this page.
Timetables and Fares
Directflight operate seperate winter and summer timetables, these change in February and October, there is also a further “reduced light” timetable that operates during the shorter days between mid November and mid January. Be sure to check you are working from the correct timetable before you book. See links below for details:
For booking call Directflight on 01595 840246
Selected aircraft photos courtesy of Dave Wheeler