PLANS by Eastern Airways to introduce a new Sunday service between Wick and Aberdeen have been warmly welcomed by business and civic leaders.
The airline - with partner Flybe - is confident the move will prove popular with people in the far north seeking a weekend break in the city as well as helping business passengers travel to their destination on a Sunday ready for an early start on Mondays.
Flights are now available to book for travel from March 11.
Sunday services to Wick John O’Groats will depart Aberdeen at 5.05pm, landing in Wick at 5.40pm. Flights will leave Wick on Sundays at 6.05pm, arriving in Aberdeen at 6.40pm.
The UK regional airline first started operating the Wick–Aberdeen route in 2001 and provides 22 flights a week between the far north and Aberdeen.
Trudy Morris, chief executive of Caithness Chamber of Commerce said the chamber said many businesses in the north Highlands have close ties with the oil and gas industry in Aberdeen and she believed the new service could open up new opportunities for business growth.
Caithness civic leader Willie Mackay Said: “I am confident this will be a great success. It could provide a great opportunity for people who want a weekend break and I think it will be well used.”
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