UK regional airline Eastern Airways (T3/EZE) has announced it will be resuming flights from Wick John O’Groats Airport (WIC/EGPC) to Aberdeen (ABZ/EGPD) from April.
Eastern will operate the route, which last operated in 2020, in association with The Highland Council and Transport Scotland.
The service will operate (up to) twice-daily on weekdays and on a Sunday from 11th April and will help to reconnect the Caithness and Sutherland regions to the hub airport of Aberdeen.
Eastern Airways Managing Director, Adam Wheatley added; “Helping solve vital regional connectivity is what Eastern Airways have done for twenty-five years. Working in partnership with The Highland Council, Transport Scotland and key regional stakeholders, connecting again one of the most distant surface transport journeys in Scotland to the hub airport of Aberdeen, 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 approach taken 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, also adding around 20 new direct & indirect jobs in supporting the service”
The Leader of the Highland Council, Cllr Margaret Davidson added: “This is terrific news not just for Caithness but for the whole Highlands. Caithness is very much at the fore of expanding the development of future opportunities in sectors such as renewable energy and space. With these new opportunities come not only supply chain benefits to the local economy but also inward migration and the creation of high-value jobs.”
Fares start at £39.99 one-way and are available at easternairways.com