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Stornoway Airport is an airfield located two miles east of Stornoway, first opened in 1937 and initally used mainly for military purposes. The Royal Air Force (RAF) maintained a base at the airport unitl 1998. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) aircraft used the airport for missions over the North Atlantic and for stop-overs to Greenland and the United States.
Today the airport is used mainly for passenger and mail services.