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WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES MASSIVE EXPANSION AT SKOPJE ALEXANDER THE GREAT AIRPORT
28 February 2017

4TH AIRCRAFT, 3 NEW EXCITING ROUTES AND 3 MILLION PASSENGER MILESTONE IN MACEDONIA 

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and TAV Macedonia, the company operating both Macedonian airports, announced opening 3 new routes from Skopje to Malta, Rome and Vaxjo (Sweden) and allocating the airline’s 4th aircraft at Skopje Airport.     Along with the exciting announcement, Wizz Air celebrated today an important milestone in Macedonia with a welcoming ceremony for its 3th millionth passenger at Skopje Alexander the Great Airport

Wizz Air’s expansion will start in July, when at the same time with the joining of 4th aircraft in their Skopje-based fleet, as of 14th and 16th of July, 3 new exciting routes will start operating, from Skopje to Malta, Rome Ciampino in Italy and Vaxjo in Sweden. 

The ticket sales for these 3 new routes starts today, on wizzair.com with prices from 1.799 MKD*** denars, while all bookings made to any of the 27 destinations available from Skopje, will have a special discount of 20%*, today 28th February until midnight. 

-Today’s announcement further underlines our commitment to Macedonia and WIZZ’s dedication to bringing lowest-fare travel opportunities for our  customers,  coupled with WIZZ’s great onboard service on one of the youngest fleets operating in Europe. Our investment into the Skopje base with an additional aircraft, three new routes and increased frequencies on existing flights means more jobs in Macedonia with both WIZZ and our business partners and will further stimulate the tourism and hospitality industries and strengthen Macedonia’s business relations. As Macedonia’s hometown airline and the largest airline operating in Macedonia, Wizz Air is also celebrating today an important milestone, 3 million passengers carried on our low fare routes to and from Macedonia. We are celebrating WIZZ’s Macedonian success story with a special Seat Sale of 20%* off for all new bookings made today, 28 February, to any of the 27 destinations available from Skopje, stated Owain Jones, Chief Corporate Officer at Wizz Air.

Along with the newly launched routes, the flights from Skopje to Eindhoven, Brussels Charleroi, Memmingen (Munich West) and Copenhagen will have a frequency increase up to 3 flights weekly, while the connections from Skopje to Gothenburg Landvetter, Bratislava and from Ohrid to Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg will have a frequency increase up to four flights weekly.  At the same time, the popular routes from Skopje to Malmo and Mulhouse will now be served daily by Wizz Air. 

 -It is our great honor and privilege, before the start of the summer flight schedule, today to celebrate reaching 3 million Wizz Air passengers in Macedonia, basing of their fourth aircraft in Skopje and another good news - the announcement of three new routes to Rome, Malta and Vaxjo (Sweden), for which we are sure that will be met with great interest and excitement by passengers at Skopje Alexander the Great Airport. These three new destinations, together with the already announced new Wizz Air route to Budapest, that will start from the 2nd of April, are really attractive destinations, demanded by the market and will be a real success in the context of our route network expansion from both Macedonian airports . This is a result of our continuous marketing studies and activities'', stated Alper Ersoy, TAV Macedonia General Manager.

The fourth aircraft joining WIZZ’s Skopje fleet represents a further investment of further € 99 million** by WIZZ in Macedonia, creating 36 additional direct jobs and taking the total to over 150 direct jobs with WIZZ in Skopje.

In 2016 Wizz Air, Macedonia’s biggest airline, carried over 1 million passengers on its low-fare Macedonian routes, which represents a 27% growth year over year and supports more than 750 local jobs**** in associated industries. Demonstrating its dedication to the Macedonian market, the airline has continuously invested in its ever-growing network, offering now 29 routes to 13 countries from its two Macedonian airports: Skopje and Ohrid, including the route from Skopje to Budapest starting in April.

Over the past six years, since WIZZ launched its first flight from Skopje to London in June 2011, 3 million passengers have enjoyed the WIZZ experience, low fares, easy booking system and excellent on-board service on one of Europe’s youngest and most efficient fleets. 

TAV Macedonia in the last 2016 continued with the impressive double digit increase of the number of passengers, reaching a total of 1,8 million passengers at both Macedonian Airports, Skopje Alexander the Great and Ohrid St. Apostle Paul Airport, with an annual increase of 15%. In the same time the number of flights has been increased by 8,9%, reaching total of 16.883 flights in 2016.  

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES FROM SKOPJE

Destination

Days

Starts

Fares from***

Malta

Monday, Friday

14 July 2017

MKD 1,799

Rome Ciampino

Monday, Friday

14 July 2017

MKD 1,799

Vaxjo

Monday, Friday

16 July 2017

MKD 1,199

  

WIZZ AIR’S INCREASED FREQUENCIES FROM SKOPJE

Destination

Weekly flights

Eindhoven

3 from 2

Brussels Charleroi

3 from 2

Gothenburg Landvetter

4 from 3

Memmingen (Munich West)

3 from 2

Malmo

daily

Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg

daily

Copenhagen

3 from 2 (until 17 Sept)

Bratislava

4 from 2

 

WIZZ AIR’S INCREASED FREQUENCIES FROM OHRID

Destination

Weekly flights

Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg

4 from 3

 

 

 

 
 
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