Benbecula Airport (BEB)
History, Facts and Overview
(Benbecula, Western Isles, Scotland)
Aircraft have flown around the Western Isles and to Benbecula in particular since the latter part of the 1930s. In the early 1940s, the Royal Air Force established an airbase on the island and post-war, this airfield became known as Benbecula Airport, connecting this small island to Scotland and other parts of the UK.
Today, Benbecula Airport (BEB) is owned and managed by Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd, which are also responsible for the operation of a further nine airports around Scotland.
Facilities at the airport are very limited, but do include a cafeteria, where a selection of snacks, drinks and small meals can be purchased.
The terminal does also contain a few shops offering basic necessities, including a newsagent. However, there is currently no duty-free shopping available.
Benbecula Airport does not have an ATM, bank or any other business facilities, so passengers should ensure they are prepared before arrival. For those with cars, the airport offers both short-term and long-term parking in its single parking lot.