History

History

A success story written through know-how, experience, and creativity in airport operations.

 

TAV Airports Holding, founded in Istanbul in 1997 as a joint venture of the Tepe and Akfen Groups, completed construction of the Istanbul Atatürk Airport International Terminal in the short span of two years. TAV's 10-year story began with the launch of the new International Terminal in 2000. Revealing the modern face of Turkey, the project was the first concrete step in TAV's success story.

 

Evolving into an unprecedented success within a relatively short period of time through the deployment of know-how, highly qualified human resources and advanced technology, TAV is now a global brand, both in airport construction and airport operations projects.

In accordance with its corporate targets, TAV underwent restructuring in 2006, organizing its activities as operations and construction under TAV Airports Holding (TAV Airports) and TAV Construction respectively. In a continuing effort to increase its achievements and represent Turkey in the best manner possible, TAV Airports went public in 2007 after this re-organization.

Today, handling approximately 420 thousand flights and 48 million passengers from 300 airline companies annually through its many subsidiaries, TAV Airports is further strengthening its market position in Turkey, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Middle East and North Africa with decisive steps and successful projects.

Operating the Istanbul Atatürk and Ankara Esenboga Domestic and International Terminals, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport International Terminal and Antalya Gazipasa International Airport in Turkey, TAV Airports is also in charge of overseas airport operations at the Tbilisi and Batumi Airports in Georgia, Monastir and Enfidha Airports in Tunisia and Skopje and Ohrid Airports in Macedonia.

A broad array of service companies are gathered under the umbrella of TAV Airports, a reflection of its integrated service concept. TAV Airports manages the long-established company Havas and affiliate companies TGS and North Hub Services. TAV Airports also carries out duty free operations through ATÜ, food & beverage services through BTA Catering and collects non-aviation revenues under TAV Operations Services, also managing information technologies through TAV IT and rendering private security services through TAV Private Security. Additionally, TAV Airports has taken over the operations of duty free, food & beverage and other commercial areas at Riga Airport in Latvia for a period of 10 years as of January 1, 2011.

As Turkey’s leading airport operator, TAV Airports Holding continues to undertake projects for and about people in line with its uncompromising goals and principles, employing more than 18 thousand people on three continents.

In airport operations the pace is frenetic 24 hours a day. Armed with this awareness, TAV Airports Holding serves its customers with experienced and cheerful staff at every point; from the parking lot to security screening, from check-in to cafes, from its duty free shops to the boarding gates.

Striving to provide exceptional service within an integrated structure at airports visited by thousands of people every day--while growing from a local into a global company--TAV Airports has set a goal of serving 100 million passengers within the next ten years.

Useful Information

Shopping & Dining
Shopping & Dining

See the full range of shops in our shopping universe. At the airport you'll find a great selection of shops within fashion, electronics, design and souvenirs

Parking
Parking

Your way to a secure parking space! Benefit from the attractive online parking offers of Skopje International Airport

Flight Information
Flight Information

Real-time information of arrival and departure flights at Skopje International Airport

Frequently Asked Questions

 

There is regular shuttle bus transportation at Skopje International Airport for passengers that passes and stops at key bus stops in the City of Skopje, and arrives to the Airport, handled by the company ‘Manora’. The shuttle bus timetable is prepared according to the arrivals/departures of flights. The bus is stopping on these bus stops: Hotel “Holiday Inn”, Transportation Center, TC Biser, and Skopje International Airport. One way ticket for the shuttle bus costs MKD 180. You can find more information in the Passenger guide section of the web-page.

Skopje International Airport operates 24/7. You can arrive at the Airport at any time and wait for your flight. Restaurants and cafes such as Cakes & Bakes, Burger King and NeedStop are available for the passengers at any time, business lounge (PrimeClass CIP Service) offers you comfort 24/7, while the ATU Duty Free, opened during flights operations, offers a wide range of products.  

Check-in, registration of passengers at the check-in counters for passengers and baggage starts at least 120 minutes (2 hours) prior to the scheduled time of departure, and for intercontinental flight, at least 180 minutes (3 hours) prior to the departure time indicated on your flight ticket. Closing time of the airport check-in counter is no later than 40 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time indicated on your flight ticket, and for intercontinental flight no later than 60 minutes prior to the departure time indicated on your flight ticket.

For information about your flight, please follow the airport web-site, in the Arrivals and Departures section, where all changes to the flights schedule are updated in real time, i.e. as we receive information by airlines.

If you need urgent additional information about your flight, you can call the Information Desk on the phone number: +389 2 3148 333. The Information Desk is open 24/7.

Passengers are allowed to carry on board free of charge items such as coat, 1 umbrella or walking stick, 1 ladies handbag, 1 camera or binoculars, 1 baby transporter, 1 pair of crutches or similar prosthetic aids, medical equipment on which the passenger is fully dependent, a reasonable quantity of baby food.

Regarding the baggage fees amount, please contact your airline, because each airline has its own baggage policy and applicable rules.

If you have any specific question about what you can or cannot carry, i.e. allowed/prohibited items, in your baggage, please send your question to our Customer Relations Department at customer.mk@tav.aero.

If you lose your personal belonging at the airport or onboard the aircraft, please report it to the Lost & Found Unit while you are still at the airport. If you have already left the airport, please send an e-mail to lost.property@tav.aero

If you find lost item/s, please immediately report it to the officers of Lost & Found Unit, Security, or Check-in Counter, and send an e-mail to lost.property@tav.aero

TAV Macedonia in 2015 introduced free Wi-Fi internet at Skopje International Airport, and in 2019 it has been upgraded. Passengers can access free internet through their mobile devices by simply connecting to a wireless network called "City of Skopje", password is not required. This network is not time-limited and log-in or sign-in is not required for future connections.

You do not need to reserve a parking lot in advance.

Car Park Pricelist:

1h – MKD 80

2h – MKD 100

2–4h – MKD 150

4–8h – MKD 200

8–24h – MKD 600

You can find more information in the Parking section of the web-page.

Yes. At Skopje International Airport there are specially designated, marked parking lots for persons with disabilities and the car park services are free of charge. By enclosing the traffic license and the disability identification card at the Car Park Counter, located inside the terminal building, our employees will cancel the car park ticket and the disabled person will be automatically exempt from paying for the car park service. If all designated parking lots for disabled persons are occupied, park your car on a regular parking lot, and following the above stated procedure you will be exempted from paying for the car park services.

Yes. At Skopje International Airport there is a Special Assistance Service for passengers with reduced mobility (PRMs). The counter where you can ask for this free of charge service is located inside the Terminal building next to the Information Desk. Passenger with reduced mobility (PRM) means any person whose mobility is reduced due to physical incapacity (sensor or locomotor), intellectual deficiency, age, illness or other cause of disability.

Currently – no, but we are working on it. At Skopje International Airport smoking is allowed only within the open terraces of the cafeterias located in the landside of the Terminal building. Smoking is not allowed within the Terminal Building. 
 

For any other question that does not require immediate response, or if you have any other complaint or compliment, please send an e-mail to: customer.mk@tav.aero. This is our Customer Relations Department, and our staff will respond to you accordingly as soon as possible.