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Wick Airport is located north of the town of Wickmarker in Caithnessmarker at the north-eastern extremity of the mainland of Scotlandmarker. 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 Airportmarker. 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 Icelandmarker.

History

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

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.

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