TAV ANNOUNCES: EUROWINGS WILL START TO FLY FROM SKOPJE TO MUNICH AS OF OCTOBER 2017
17 March 2017
The ticket sales has already started and it is available online, at Eurowings’ web page
TAV Macedonia is announcing that the German low cost airline Eurowings, part of the Lufthansa group, will start to fly from Skopje to Munich as of 31st of October 2017, connecting the passengers from Skopje Alexander the Great Airport to Munich Franz Josef Straus Airport - the main airport in this German city.
The airline will operate on this route 2 times a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, with the aircraft type Airbus A320-200, which has capacity of 174 seats.
As announced by Eurowings, the ticket sales for the route Skopje-Munich, started on 15th of March, and the booking is available online, at the airline’s web page: www.eurowings.com.
-We are glad that today we can announce another new route opening from Skopje Alexander the Great Airport, while at the same time the entrance of a new low cost airline on the Macedonian market. Eurowings will start to fly on the route Skopje - Munich as of 31st of October this year, providing passengers a direct connection to the main Munich airport. Macedonian citizens and all our passengers from the region will get additional connection to this German city, as well as new intra-Europe and intercontinental connection flight opportunities, thanks to codeshare agreement between the mother company Lufthansa and its daughter company Eurowings. This route is a direct proof of the successful end of the negotiations we had with the airline in the past period, and we hope that this is just the beginning of our fruitful cooperation and of Eurowings’ investment in Macedonia, stated Alper Ersoy, TAV Macedonia General Manager.
Last month the airport operator announced the possibility of introducing new routes from Skopje to Germany, by Eurowings, explaining the ongoing process of negotiations with the airline and the meeting with airline’s representatives in Skopje, underlining that TAV Macedonia is constantly undertaking similar marketing activities, has meetings and negotiates with airlines and tour-operators. Result of such similar activities are the new flights that will start this summer season to Ohrid airport, from Warsaw and Katowice, as well as the biggest European tour operator Thomas Cook that was brought by TAV in Macedonia and in 2016 started to fly on the route Brussels-Ohrid.
-We are pleased to announce our first destination in Macedonia – Skopje and our new route to Munich. This new route between Skopje and Munich will operate two times per week - every Tuesday and every Friday, starting from October 31st. Skopje will become one of our 140 destinations and we will look forward to invest more in Macedonia and in the region in the future, stated Ivan Orec, Eurowings´ Network development manager.
Eurowings with headquarters in Cologne is part of Lufthansa group and it is considered as low cost airline. It flies to more than 150 destinations in more than 40 countries in Europe and it is well known by the good route network to attractive tourist leisure locations. It flies to many countries in the region, such as Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Turkey.
TAV Macedonia finished the first two months of 2017 with 9% increase in the number of passengers, reaching 238.180 passengers at both Macedonian airports – Skopje Alexander the Great and Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle. Last 2016 was finished with 1,8 million passengers on both airports, and a 15% increase on the annual level, while the number of flights was 16.883, with 8,9% growth.