LONDON – On February 23, United Kingdom-based carrier Eastern Airways has announced that it will be starting a new service between Aberdeen to Wick John O’Groats in Scotland.
Aberdeen to Wick will commence from April 11 and will operate up to twice daily on Monday to Fridays and Sundays.
The airline will also begin an early morning service from Wick back to Aberdeen from April 25, but this early morning service will only operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
Eastern Airways currently has a fleet of just 11 aircraft, broken down as two ATR 72-600’s, eight British Aerospace Jetstream 41’s, and one Embraer E190LR.
All of which serves 13 destinations across the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Interestingly this new route has the full financial support of the Scottish government who have also provided their comments for its announcement.
Jenny Gilruth, Scotland’s Transport Minister says, “I welcome the announcement of the award of this contract which will see the restoration of important connectivity for Caithness.”
“This service will benefit business travelers and provide visitors a direct route to experience all that Caithness can offer.”
Leader of the Highland Council, Margaret Davidson also adds, “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.”