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Wick Airport
Wick Airport.jpg
Wick Airport terminal
IATA: WICICAO: EGPC
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Highlands and Islands Airports Limited
Operator Highlands and Islands Airports Limited
Serves Wick, Highland
Location Wick, Scotland
Elevation AMSL 126 ft / 38 m
Coordinates 58°27′32″N 03°05′35″W / 58.45889°N 3.09306°W / 58.45889; -3.09306
Website Wick Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 5,988 1,825 Grooved Asphalt
08/26 3,399 1,036 Asphalt

Wick Airport (IATA: WICICAO: EGPC) is located north of the town of Wick in Caithness at the north-eastern extremity of the mainland of Scotland. It is owned and maintained by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited.

The airport provides vital travel opportunities for the rather isolated Caithness community, including connections with Aberdeen Airport. It is also regularly used by helicopters servicing local offshore oil operations, and as a stop-over by light aircraft ferry flights between Europe and North America via Iceland.

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History

Originally a grass airfield used by Captain E. E. Fresson's Highland Airways Ltd. (later Scottish Airways Ltd.) from 1933 until 1939.

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RAF Wick

Requisitioned by the Air Ministry during World War II, the airfield was extended with hard runways, hangars, and other buildings. The airfield was administered by No. 18 Group, RAF Coastal Command. A satellite airfield existed at RAF Skitten.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Eastern Airways Aberdeen
Flybe operated by Loganair Edinburgh

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