AT OHRID AIRPORT: TAV WELCOMED THE 1ST NORDICA FLIGHT FROM TALLINN

AT OHRID AIRPORT: TAV WELCOMED THE 1ST NORDICA FLIGHT FROM TALLINN

Forty five minutes after midnight, water canon saluted the first arriving flight from Tallinn at Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport. After the successfully negotiated cooperation between TAV Airports and Nordica, Estonia’s national airline today launched the first seasonal flight on the route Tallinn – Ohrid – Tallinn.

Passengers of the ninety-seat Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft were warmly welcomed with colorful cupcakes as they disembarked for their new travel experience in Ohrid.

As of today, 2nd June, until September 15th, the new seasonal route Tallinn – Ohrid – Tallinn will be operated every Saturday. The arrival time at Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport from Tallinn shall be 00:45 hrs, to depart back to Tallinn at 01:20 hrs.  

-We are happy and it is our pleasure to welcome the announced new route operated by Estonian Nordica at Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport. Being the fifth new destination introduced at Ohrid Airport within the past two years, Tallinn, as a new incoming passenger market, would bring many benefits not only for the airport, but also for the entire tourism sector in Ohrid and in our country in general. Thanks to TAV Airports Marketing Department, now we are expecting more than 2.500 passengers from Estonian capital to visit Macedonia’s pearl, Ohrid and Ohrid Lake, to enrich their travel experience and to spread the word for the natural beauties and for the hospitality of Macedonia and Macedonians, stated Alper Ersoy, TAV Macedonia General Manager.

Tickets for the 3 hours flight Tallinn – Ohrid – Tallinn are already on sale since 26th September 2017, at Nordica web page https://www.nordica.ee/ with prices starting from EUR 99.90.

Nordica is promoting Ohrid among Estonians as the most popular holiday resort of Macedonia, a beautiful and romantic city, very rich in architecture, with magnificent landscape views, reminding their passengers that it is one of the oldest cities in Europe, protected by UNESCO World Heritage List.

 Sven Kukemelk, the Executive Director Business Development in Nordica stated: “It is a great day for Nordica to start first ever direct route between Estonia and Macedonia! Ohrid is so important for so many reasons for us: our southernmost destination, first summer seasonal route not next to the sea and first ever route. We have great hopes for this route and looking forward to bringing a lot of Estonians to Macedonia and would like to invite at the same time all the Macedonians to enjoy Estonian hospitability.”

According to Nordica’s officials, airline’s summer routes are very popular and during the past summer season the airline served more than 25.000 passengers on its seasonal flights to Nice, Split, Rijeka and Odessa.

Estonian flag carrier Nordica is the biggest carrier in Estonia with the largest number of direct flights from Tallinn to different European destinations. In cooperation with partner airlines, Nordica offers connecting flights to more than 140 destinations in the world. 

With the introduction of the new charter flight on 15th April, Istanbul-Ohrid-Istanbul, 2018 summer season at Ohrid Airport was officially opened. The route Eindhoven – Ohrid – Eindhoven, launched in May this year, and the operating charter flights from/to Amsterdam, Brussels, Tel Aviv and Katowice, and the three regular flights to Basel, Zurich and London, make Ohrid more attractive destination for the tourists.

Therefore, TAV Macedonia is expecting busy summer season since Tallinn is the 8th scheduled flight destination added to Ohrid Airport route network map. Nordica now connects Macedonian holiday resort with Estonia, and represents one more new incoming market for passengers at Ohrid Airport and for tourists at Ohrid Lake.

In the first five months of 2018 (January-May), a total of  823.801  passengers travelled through both Macedonian airports, Skopje International Airport and Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport, with 19% increase on the annual level. At the same time the total number of flights was 7.196 with 16% increase on annual level.

Covid19: Travel Safe

Aviation is a highly regulated industry due to the global character of the business. In Turkey, the precautions to be taken at airports against COVID-19 are defined in the “Airports Pandemic Precautions and Certification Circular”, issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (SHGM). We have implemented these precautions fully at our airport.

As TAV Airports, our global footprint reaches 100 airports in 30 countries. Through this know-how, we have implemented precautions that go beyond legal requirements. Our staff is trained regarding the new regulations and code of conduct.

The precautions taken at our airport can be grouped under three main areas.

Firstly, we have mapped the movement of passengers and staff inside the airport and configured a flow that would enable everyone to keep safe physical distance with other in every step of the way. Secondly, we have increased the frequency of disinfection and hygiene works. Thirdly, we have made arrangements to minimize contact between passengers and airport staff.

To protect yourself and others, you are required to wear a mask at all times during your journey in the airport. Passengers without a mask will not be allowed inside the terminal and will not be able to board the plane. Irregularity to comply with this rule may result in penalties.

We kindly remind you to wear a mask during your trip to and from the airport with public transportation.

No, you can still check-in to your flight when you arrive at the terminal. On the other hand, for a faster and safer experience, we recommend to complete your online check-in before arriving at the terminal, whenever possible.

We have implemented signage for you to keep your physical distance with others during security control. Please adhere to directions.

X-ray machines and trays are disinfected frequently.

Your body temperature will be checked with thermal cameras upon entering the terminal. Anyone with a body temperature above 37.5C will be directed to the health authorities. We kindly remind you to put on your mask before entering the terminal building.

Until further notice, only passengers and airport staff will be allowed inside the terminal. Please wait in the carpark to welcome guests.

We recommend that you arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight for domestic flights, and 3 hours for international flights.

The lounges at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage.

During this phase, some facilities at our airport may be closed to service. For detailed information: www.primeclass.com.tr

The F&B points at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage. Wearing a mask is obligatory at F&B points.

F&B areas, kitchens and storage areas are frequently disinfected.

We recommend using contactless payment options.

The duty-free at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage. Wearing a mask is obligatory at duty-free shops.

Duty-free areas and storage areas are frequently disinfected.

We recommend using contactless payment options.

The prayer areas at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage.

All waiting areas at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage.

Boarding will begin from the back of the aircraft and proceed to front row seats. Please wait for your turn.

Boarding pass and ID checks are configured to minimize contact with others.

Passengers without masks won’t be allowed to board the airplane.

International arrival passengers will have their body temperatures checked and in case of suspicion, passengers will be directed to the health units.

All arrival areas at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage.

Baggage conveyor systems are disinfected frequently.

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.