AT SKOPJE AIRPORT: TAV WELCOMED THE 1ST LOT POLISH AIRLINES FLIGHT FROM WARSAW

AT SKOPJE AIRPORT: TAV WELCOMED THE 1ST LOT POLISH AIRLINES FLIGHT FROM WARSAW

With a festive welcoming of the passengers who arrived from Warsaw, TAV Macedonia this afternoon marked the arrival of the first direct flight from the Polish capital to Skopje, operated LOT Polish Airlines. Passengers arrived at Skopje International Airport onboard modern Embraer jet, and were welcomed by girls dressed in traditional Macedonian costumes and welcome cookies. 

The direct route will operate on regular basis, six days/week during the summer season, except Sunday. The first flight from Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport to Skopje International Airport has departed from the Polish capital city at 10:35 hrs, and has landed in Skopje at 12:40 hrs. Passengers from Macedonia to Poland would depart at 13:20 hrs. This schedule applies for Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The other days of the week, that is, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, Warsaw – Skopje flight is scheduled to arrive at 16:30 hrs in Skopje, while the departure from the Macedonian capital city to Poland is at 17:10 hrs.  Skopje – Warsaw flights takes 2 hours and 5 minutes. 

TAV Macedonia officials outline that they are happy to add Warsaw to the long list of cities connected with direct flights from Skopje.

The introduction of the direct flight between Skopje and Warsaw is a result of long lasting marketing activities, discussions and negotiations. Airline industry, every year is becoming more competitive and they very carefully are taking decisions to select new destinations and enter new markets. Therefore, I would like to thank to LOT Polish Airlines for adding Skopje Airport into their network as new destination. We are expecting that by connecting Warsaw and Skopje with direct flight, more Polish travelers will visit and discover Macedonia, as well as citizens of Macedonia and the neighboring countries to be able to travel to Warsaw directly and experience Poland. Nevertheless, this route will also serve to enhance commercial, economic and political relations between Macedonia and Poland, Alper Ersoy, TAV Macedonia General Manager stated.     

LOT Polish Airlines officials also expressed their immense satisfaction for the introduction of the new route. 

-I am truly glad to welcome Macedonian passengers on board our aircraft to Warsaw starting from today. Thanks to this new connection, passengers from Macedonia gained a new quality of travel not only to Poland and many cities in Europe but also to further LOT destinations worldwide such as New York, Los Angeles or Toronto onboard our state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliners all year round. The opening of new route will undoubtedly bind Poles and Macedonians closer while boosting the tourism traffic to Macedonia. We are very pleased that thanks to LOT’s direct flights to Skopje more travelers will decide now to discover this magnificent country, said Michał Fijoł, Chief Commercial Officer of LOT Polish Airlines.

Except for the direct connection from Skopje to Warsaw, the new route enables fast and convenient connection from the Poland’s capital city to several destinations in Eastern and Western Europe and Scandinavia, USA (New York, Newark Chicago, and Los Angeles) and Canada (Toronto).  Flights from Skopje have been planned in a way that transfers on LOT to the USA through the Warsaw hub will be realized only 80 minutes following the landing at Frederic Chopin Airport.    

LOT currently operates to total of 12 destinations on the Balkans. Other than Skopje, during the summer season, the airline will operate also to Podgorica, Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Split, Pula, Zadar, Belgrade, Ljubljana, Sofia, Bucharest, and Cluj-Napoca.

LOT has already announced to introduce four new destinations this year, direct flights from Warsaw to Skopje, Podgorica and to the Moscow Domodedovo Airport, as well as flight from Krakow to Budapest and from Budapest to New York and Chicago. 

TAV Macedonia continues to records positive results as of the beginning of the year. Within the first five months of 2018 (January – May), total of 823.801 passengers traveled through both Macedonian airports – Skopje International Airport and Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport, which is 19% growth annually. At the same time, the total number of flights is 7.196, which is 16% growth compared to the same period last year.

Covid19: Travel Safe

- We followed the experiences of other airports around the world and the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO), the EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Airports Council International (ACI) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), all in order to take appropriate measures in a timely manner.

- The only open entrance for passengers in the terminal building will be the entrance "C", where each passenger will have to go through a shoe disinfection path and then to disinfect his/her hands through contactless hand sanitizer dispensers, placed at the very entrance of the building.

- Next, all passengers at the entrance of the terminal building will be tested for body temperature, through thermal camera. After the thermal scan, if the passenger does not have higher body temperature, he/she will be able to proceed to the check-in counters or self-check-in kiosk.

- Only those who travel (have flight ticket) can enter the terminal building, but not their families and friends who are greeting or meeting them.

- Passengers with reduced mobility (PRMs), elderly passengers or unaccompanied minors (UMs) will be allowed to be accompanied by only one person.

- In order to remind passengers to keep a physical distance, to maintain a high degree of personal hygiene and to avoid touching surfaces, information signs such as banners, stickers and billboards are placed everywhere at the airport.

- Seating areas within the Arrivals, Departures and Gates hall areas are arranged in a way to enable physical distance, and for that purpose the seats are specially marked.

- For passengers’ safety, the cleaning and disinfection of all areas of the airport are intensified, while the ventilation and air conditioning in the terminal building has also been increased and improved, with the air conditioning system using F9 nano-chemical film-coated filters.

- Hand sanitizer dispensers are available throughout the entire terminal building for the convenience of the passengers.

- The plastic baskets at the security check point in which passengers place their hand luggage and personal belongings will be disinfected after each use, or after every single passenger.

- Passengers must put on a protective mask before entering the terminal building of the airport and keep it until their journey ends at the exit of terminal at the final destination. Passengers not wearing a protective mask will not be allowed to enter the terminal building.

- The only open entrance for passengers in the terminal building will be the entrance Departures "C".

- Prior entering in the terminal building, passengers must show their flight ticket (printed or on their mobile phone) to the security staff at the entrance.

- Each passenger shall walk through a shoe disinfection path and then he/she will disinfect his/her hands through contactless hand sanitizer dispensers, placed at the very entrance of the building.

- After the described disinfection, at the entrance of the airport building, passengers will be tested for body temperature, through a thermal camera that TAV Macedonia provided, in order to prevent entrance of the virus in the airport building. Passengers who don’t have higher body temperature, will be able to proceed to check-in. Our staff will control the thermal camera’ check. If needed, check with a contactless thermometer will be applied as well.

- In order to avoid unnecessary crowds at the check-in counters, TAV Macedonia encourages travelers to use the on line check-in option, open at least 24 hours before departure time. It is available through our website, on the following link: http://skp.airports.com.mk/en-EN/flights/page/web-check-in where through separate icons each passenger can access the online registration section of the airlines' websites.

- If you need to check-in at our counters, our friendly staff will kindly demonstrate you how to present them your flight ticket and how to individually swipe your passport on the registration reader, fixed at the front of check-in counter, in order to avoid physical contact, as much as possible. The same procedure, for a self-registration of the flight ticket and the passport, through our registration readers, will be applied for the boarding process on the Gates.

- Passengers will need to follow the instructions of security agents in a disciplined manner, and there, as in all procedures where queues are expected, it will be necessary to keep a physical distance of at least 1.5 meter.

- Only those who travel can enter the airport building, by showing their flight ticket (printed or on their phones) to our security staff at the entrance “C”.

- The families and friends of the travelers, who are greeting or meeting them, will not be able to enter the airport building.

- Passengers who need a companion (elder people, people with reduced mobility, unaccompanied minors), shall be allowed to be accompanied by only 1 person until the check-in counters. The same rules as for passengers, regarding the personal disinfection, wearing a protective mask and measuring the body temperature, will be applied, for their companion as well.

- We highly recommend to our passengers to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before their flight.

- Due to new measures for protection from COVID-19, some of the airport procedures may take longer time.

- All business and VIP lounge areas are cleaned and disinfected as prescribed by public health authorities with increased frequency based on the air traffic.

- Аdequate protection for staff members which includes personal protective equipment, such as gloves, medical masks, goggles or face shields.

- Information signage and floor markings to encourage physical distancing as well as multiple self-hand sanitizers, alcohol-based with adequate signage for passengers.

- All served products in the lounges will be displayed prepacked in foil therefore all guests will be able to get products as individual packs.

- Self-service options where passengers have limited contact with staff.

- Frequent disinfection of frequently contacted surfaces.

- Separate waste bins are placed for disposal of mask and gloves.

- Tables and chairs are disinfected after being used by our guests.

- All the employees in the outlets shall wear protective equipment. Plexiglas separator has been fixed in order to avoid the contact between cashier and guests.

- At the entrance of the outlets and in the common areas, hand sanitizer units are placed.

- Through guiding signs, guests will be reminded of the physical distancing rules and rules to follow, especially for the lines at order and payment points.

- In all restaurants, the capacity has been reduced and the distance between tables has been increased. Two chairs will be put across to all tables.

- Тrays and plates will be removed from common areas, they’ll be given to guests by the service staff.

- Disposable packed products (salt, sugar, napkins, straws, stirrers) will be handed to our guests by the service staff, while the same products in disposable packages are removed from the common areas.

- For the lines at order and payment points, stickers have been posted on the floor at a distance (1.5m) suitable for social distance.

- Employees shall work using protective equipment.

- All the used equipment in the duty free that comes in contact with the customers, shall be disinfected frequently.

- Guiding signs for the prescribed physical distancing (1.5m) in the shop area for all present persons are placed.

- We encourage customers to use only contactless credit or debit card.

- Strict entrance points in shops will be placed, with an alcohol-based disinfectant liquid machine to be used prior entering the shop.

- Passengers who are not wearing a mask will not be admitted into the store.

- Not more than 10 customers will be allowed at the same time in the shops.

- Passengers need to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before their flight, because at least 1 hour before the departure time they should already be in the boarding zone, i.e. at the Gates.

- During boarding process passengers will be required to show their passport, i.e. travel document and their boarding pass to the boarding agent and to scan their boarding pass by themselves on the boarding passes reader.

- Passengers must wear a protective mask, maintain the prescribed physical distance for indoor areas and keep a high level of personal hygiene.

- Passengers will be divided during disembarkation, by a parallel use of stairs on the back door and passenger-bridge on the front door of the aircraft, in order to reduce congestion.

- After disembarkation, a preventive aircraft disinfection will be made.

- Screening with a thermal camera at the entrance of R.N. Macedonia will be performed by the Ministry of Health before and after Passport Control.

- Hand sanitizer dispensers are available in the Arrivals section (upon entry into the country, near the Passport Control and when exiting from Customs Control).

- The baggage claim waiting area is marked with signage, in order the prescribed physical distance between passengers to be maintained.

Useful Information

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Shopping & Dining

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Parking
Parking

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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 180 minutes (3 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.