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Airport - Wick - Airport News
Tel: 01955 602215
Address: Wick, KW1 4QP
Gateway to Caithness and the North
fastest way to get to Caithness is by air and the airport at Wick has
within the last few years been upgraded to have the most up to date
facilities. It has refueling services and can accommodate private
aircraft and helicopters.
Direct connections from Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness with through
connections to Orkney, London and many other places in the UK.
There are daily flights except Sunday.
The runway had a big resurfacing upgrade completed in September 2000.
18 September 03
7 October 03
Wick Airport is run by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited. Highlands and Islands Airports Limited operates 10 airports – Barra, Benbecula, Campbeltown, Inverness, Islay, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Sumburgh, Tiree and Wick. In the year ending 31st March 2002, these airports handled more than 832,000 passengers, 6,755 tonnes of freight and almost 75,000 individual aircraft movements.
21 October 03
Low-cost Swedish airline Snowflake has announced that it will fly a twice-weekly service between Inverness and Stockholm from March 2004.
The airline, a division of SAS, will operate return flights on Mondays and Fridays from 29 March 2004 with one-way fares starting at £45. Flights will be operated with Boeing 737 aircraft.
The announcement follows positive discussions between Highlands and Islands Airports Limited and the airline. The new route will be the first direct European scheduled service available from Inverness in 2004 and is expected to provide a major boost to tourism in the Highlands.
Highlands and Islands Airports and Inverness and Nairn Enterprise (INE) jointly hosted a familiarisation visit to the region by Snowflake managers following the Routes 2003 aviation networking event in Edinburgh at the beginning of September.
Alex Johnson, commercial and marketing manager at Highlands and Islands Airports said: “This is fantastic news and we are delighted that our discussions with Snowflake have resulted in a twice weekly service linking Inverness and Stockholm.
“After the recent Routes 2003 aviation networking event in Edinburgh HIAL and INE brought managers from Snowflake up to Inverness and showed them what the area has to offer visitors. They are confident that the region will prove a draw for the Scandinavian market and that it will also stimulate traffic from Scotland to Sweden.
"We believe this service will provide a major boost for tourism in the region and fit well with the expanding range of full service and no-frills flight options from Inverness. Support from the Scottish Executive's Route Development Fund is again enabling us to expand the range of services available to travellers in the region," said Mr Johnson.
INE, which co-hosted the Snowflake managers' visit earlier this year, also welcomed the airline's announcement.
INE chief executive Stuart Black said: “The re-introduction of scheduled international flights from Inverness marks a significant step forward for the airport and underlines its attractiveness to a variety of operators.
“I am delighted with this announcement, which is another good example of how HIAL and the Highlands and Islands Enterprise network are working together to bring new operators to the airport.
“Inverness is a regional hub airport and the continued growth of new services is benefiting the whole of the Highlands,” said Mr Black.
Flight and booking information for the new service is available on the www.flysnowflake.com website.
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