Eastern Airways (T3/EZE) has launched its Aberdeen (ABZ/EGPD) to Wick John O’Groats (WIC/EGPC) service with the first flight leaving Aberdeen yesterday.
The service will now operate (up to) twice daily on weekdays and Sundays and an additional early morning departure will commence from the 25th of April on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Designed to provide maximum opportunities for connections out of Aberdeen, the route will help to restore regional connectivity between the Caithness and Sutherland region and the North-east Scotland hub.
Eastern Airways Managing Director, Adam Wheatley added; “Yesterday saw a very warm and positive welcome from the Caithness community and those who have worked tremendously hard to see services restored and the culmination of their work. Helping develop vital regional connectivity is what Eastern Airways have done for twenty five years, so yesterday’s inaugural service helped connect Caithness as one of the remotest mainland regions back into the hub airport of Aberdeen. This helps avoid one of the most distant surface transport journeys in Scotland and the wide array of onward connectivity available, in a low emission aircraft fits our belief in how sustainable aviation can meet the need of the UK economy and extensive connectivity into the future.
“We welcome the positive engagement shown by all stakeholders and partners to bring this Wick John O’Groats to Aberdeen air service back. Eastern Airways will support the Caithness & North Sutherland community in wider accessibility in restoring services the UK’s most northerly mainland airport”.
Passengers arriving in Aberdeen will be able to connect to flights across the UK and Europe with airlines including Eastern itself, easyJet, Loganair, Ryanair and Tui.