3rd May 2023

Wick – Aberdeen air services see a successful first year

Almost 9,000 passengers have used reinstated air services between Wick and Aberdeen in a successful first year of operation, accessing a wide range of domestic and international destinations.

The services are delivered under a Public Service Obligation (PSO), with financial support from The Scottish Government and the Highland Council, ensuring that those living and working in the North Highlands have access to affordable, lifeline connectivity between the region and the rest of the world.

Further financial support from Dounreay, a division of Magnox Limited, has enabled the appointment of a dedicated Project Officer for the PSO, to work closely with local businesses and communities to develop and promote the service according to their needs.

Since commencing in April 2022, passengers have used the services to access a range of business, leisure and healthcare opportunities both in Aberdeen and in onward destinations across the globe. In fact, passengers departing from Wick have ended up on every continent on the planet with the exception of Antarctica, making Wick John O’Groats Airport a truly global gateway for the North Highlands.

As the services enter into their second year, a new timetable has been launched for the Summer 2023 season, offering onward connectivity to a huge number of UK and European destinations.

Flights start at just £49.99 one way and can be booked today at easternairways.com

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