The airline will operate on the route Budapest-Skopje-Budapest twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays
With the traditional water cannon bridge and a celebration cake symbolizing the new air connection, the airport operator TAV Macedoniaat Skopje International Airport today welcomed Wizz Air’s flight from Budapest, marking the opening of the new route between the two capitals of Macedonia and Hungary.
The new low-fare route, with a convenient schedule of two weekly frequencies, will bring truly affordable travel opportunities for WIZZ Macedonian passengers to discover Hungary’s magnificent capital, as well as 61 other destinations across Europe, available on WIZZ’s low-fare network from Budapest. Passengers planning their holidays or a weekend getaway to Budapest and beyond, can book their tickets on wizzair.com from fares starting at as low as MKD 899.
-The establishing of this route between Skopje and Budapest by Wizz Air today is an important step forward for the Macedonian aviation, because it fulfills a market demand that stayed opened in the past 5 years, since February 2012. With this step by Wizz Air, to establish the demanded route Skopje-Budapest, we are sure that trips will be much easier and our passengers will be satisfied. Additionally we expect this route to increase the tourism, as well as the business exchange between the 2 countries, Macedonia and Hungary, stated Alper Ersoy, TAV Macedonia General Manager.
The airline flies on the route Budapest-Skopje-Budapest twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays, arriving at Skopje Airport at 12:25h, departing at 13h.
Sorina Ratz, Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said: “Today we are delighted to celebrate yet another important milestone in Skopje, launching the only direct connection between Macedonia and Hungary. Underlining our commitment to Skopje customers, the new service commencing today to Budapest will bring even more lowest-fare travel opportunities, including discovering magnificent Budapest, along with 61 other destinations across Europe available through WIZZ’s lowest–fare network from Budapest. Furthermore, the direct service will stimulate inbound tourism to Skopje’s vibrant capital and will boost business links between the two countries. We look forward to continuing to work with Skopje International Airport and bring more affordable travel opportunities for our Macedonian passengers. Our friendly and dedicated team is looking forward to welcoming passengers onboard on any of the 27 flights available from Skopje, to enjoy WIZZ’s lowest fares, easy booking system and excellent onboard experience!”
Besides TAV Macedonia General Manager Alp Er Tunga Ersoy, and Wizz Air’s representatives, the welcoming ceremony at Skopje Airport was attended by the Minister of transport and communications Vlado Misajlovski and the Hungarian Ambassador in Macedonia Dux László István.
In 2016 Wizz Air, Macedonia’s leading 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 networking, 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.
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.