CZECH AIRLINES LAUNCHES REGULAR OPERATIONS ON THE NEW ROUTE SKOPJE – PRAGUE

CZECH AIRLINES LAUNCHES REGULAR OPERATIONS ON THE NEW ROUTE SKOPJE – PRAGUE

With a traditional water cannon salute last night five minutes after 1h a.m. TAV Macedonia welcomed the first inaugural flight from Prague at Skopje International Airport, re-establishing this route together with Czech Airlines after 4 years pause.

The aircraft than took-off from Skopje to Prague at 3:30 a.m., marking the first realized return flight to the Czech capital.

“I am very pleased that our intention to renew a regular scheduled connection between Skopje and Prague, which we officially announced at the beginning of December, has come true today. Effective today, passengers from both countries can enjoy to the fullest the benefits of a direct scheduled connection between the two cities, without complicated transfers and unnecessary layovers. The route development is in line with our expectations. We offer passengers attractive days of operations, morning departure times from Skopje and evening departure times from Prague, i.e. the maximum use of time during their stay in Prague. This will be appreciated by both leisure and business as well as corporate travellers,” Ján Tóth, Czech Airlines Director for Commerce and Marketing stated. 

Alongside regular scheduled services, CSA also is renewing their activities in the charter transport segment of the Macedonian market. From 1st of July until
9th of September 2016
, the airline will also operate charter flights for ASA Tour and other local tour operators between Skopje and Heraklion – Crete, every Friday, connecting it to the flights between Skopje and Prague. 

-We are very happy that with this launch we have accomplished another request of our valued passengers for a direct flight to one of the most beautiful European capitals - Prague. We do believe that it will find great interest among all groups of passengers – passionate travelers from the both countries, students, artists, businessman and ex-patriates. We expect greater economic and cultural exchange between Czech Republic and Macedonia, more Czech tourists and an increase of cargo-traffic, said Zoran Krstevski, TAV Macedonia General Manager. 

Czech Airlines will operate the route to Prague from Skopje on Mondays and Fridays in the early morning hours. Effective 29 June 2016, the carrier will add another frequency on the route, departing Skopje on Wednesdays at 4:10 a.m. local time, offering up to three frequencies a week on the route Skopje-Prague connecting the two cities and numerous connecting flights to a number of destinations from the Czech capital. 

Return flights will be leaving Prague on Thursdays and Sundays in the evening, at 10:25 p.m. local time, arriving in Skopje shortly after midnight local time. Effective 28 June 2016, the carrier will add a Tuesdayfrequency, departing Prague at the same time. 

The flights will be operated by modern Airbus A319 jet aircraft with 144 seats in the Business and Economy Class configuration during the main summer season, while during the slower part of the season, the route will be serviced by ATR 72-500 turbo propeller aircraft with the capacity of up to 70 seats. Czech Airlines plans to provide the service year round. 

One-way tickets from Skopje to Prague start at EUR 75, while return tickets can be purchased from EUR 144 including all charges. The tickets for the direct Czech Airlines’ Skopje – Prague service are available to purchase on the company’s website www.czechairlines.com, via travel agencies, ticketing offices or online sales points. In connection with its return to the Macedonian market, Czech Airlines has established its new dedicated sales and ticketing office in downtown Skopje in co-operation with the Atlas Corporation tourist agency.

Ticket prices also include free transport of one cabin piece of baggage of up to 8 kg and one checked-in piece of baggage of up to 15 kg.

Passengers can check-in for their flights to Prague comfortably and free of charge directly at airport check-in desks or use the option of online check-in up to 36 hours prior to the scheduled departure of their flight.

Online check-in for Czech Airlines’ flights is available via Czech Airlines’ website: www.czechairlines.com, via Smartphones and via the carrier’s own native application compatible with all basic operational systems – iOS, Android and Windows.

It is possible to change already-issued tickets, purchase complementary services, such as preferred seat booking, menu upgrades, baggage in excess, via the “My Bookings” application on Czech Airlines’ website: www.czechairlines.com

TAV Macedonia finished 2015 with a 22% increase in the total number of passengers at two Macedonian airports - Alexander the Great in Skopje  and  St. Paul the Apostle in Ohrid, reaching 1,560,381 passengers.

The trend of increased traffic continues this year. In the first four months of 2016 through both Macedonian airports transported were 486,968 passengers, which is increase of 28% compared to the same period in 2015. At the same time, number of operations (landings and take-offs) at both airports increased by 15%.

Covid19: Travel Safe

TAV Macedonia, as an airport operator, acts in accordance with the state institutions in the countries where passengers travel, the airports border authorities and the rules and regulations of the airlines. 
For travel document information and requirements by the country you want to arrive in and / or COVID tests requirements, please contact the Embassy of that country as well as the airline you will be traveling with. 
 

 - It is not mandatory for passengers to wear a face protective mask inside the terminal building of the airport, as of 3.5.2022, as per the changes and amendments in Covid-19 measures adopted by the Government of North Macedonia https://vlada.mk/node/28642. According to these changes, there is no obligation for citizens to wear a face protective mask in all closed areas, except in health institutions, pharmacies, public transportation (bus, railway, airplane, and taxi) and in institutions for care of old persons and persons with disability. Regarding the flight rules, passengers should follow the requirements of the airline with which they travel.


- Despite the existence of the online registration option, due to the new Covid-19 restrictions, passengers are obliged, upon their arrival at the airport, to register at the check-in counters, to check and verify the documents required to enter the country in which they travel, as well as to check-in their luggage.
 

-    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.

Entering the terminal building of Skopje International Аirport is allowed without limitations/requirements connected to covid-19, as of 3rd May 2022 when the Government of N.Macedonia adopted the Decision (https://vlada.mk/node/28642) for lifting all covid-19 related protective measures except for wearing protective masks in certain institutions.

 

Due to the fact that covid-19 related requirements for different travel documents are still valid by certain countries, and which must be checked by our staff at the Check-In counters, please be informed that we strongly recommend to our passengers to arrive at the airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight.

In case you would like to perform a covid-19 test at one of the facilities by the two laboratories at the airport, please arrive at the airport earlier than 3 hours according to the required time for delivery of the test, that you should check with the adequate laboratory.

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

- There are available multiple self-hand sanitizers, alcohol-based with adequate signage for passengers.

- There is a self-service option with purpose all passengers to have limited contact with staff.

- Frequent disinfection of products that are often in contact with staff and passengers

- The tables are cleaned / disinfected after their use.

- Plexiglas separator has been fixed in order to avoid the contact between cashier and guests.

- At each table there are alcoholic disinfectants for hands

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

-  Disposable packed products are used instead of products such as salt, sugar, napkins etc.

- 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.

- Entrance is free for everyone. There is a Big Alcohol Based disinfectant liquid machine on the main entrance of the shop

-    Passengers should arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before their flight, as check-in counters close at least 1 hour before departure time. This means that passengers must have completed the check-in procedures at least 1 hour before take-off, and then the Passport Control and Security Checking procedures, in order to arrive on time in the boarding area, i.e., at the Gates. 

Given the fact that TAV Macedonia as an airport operator is not responsible for determining and setting the rules for entry/exit into/from the country, as it is responsibility of the Border Police, which has the authority of Passport Control at airports, we would kindly ask you to contact the Ministry of Internal Affairs of R.N. Macedonia https://mvr.gov.mk/default , as well as to the Ministry of Health http://zdravstvo.gov.mk/  and the Government https://vlada.mk/ , where it is decided for these rules related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

-    You can make COVID-19 tests prior your departure at both airports through laboratories Zan Mitrev and Nikob Lab. More information available on the links below:

Skopje International Airport
https://zmc.mk/en/covid19/skopje-ohrid-airport-covid-19-testing-point/  

https://nikoblab.mk/ 



 
Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport:
https://zmc.mk/en/covid19/skopje-ohrid-airport-covid-19-testing-point/   

http://ohd.airports.com.mk/mk-MK/media-centre-mk/announcements-mk/page/announcement-covid-testing-airport-ohrid-mk  

 

-    We regularly and timely apply all measures of the Government and the Ministry of Health, as competent state institutions. Of course, we also follow the experiences of other airports around the world and the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Airports Council (ACI) and the International the Air Transport Association (IATA), all in order to take appropriate action in a timely manner as conditions change in this global pandemic.

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 to/from Skopje International Airport for passengers that drives and stops at key bus stops throughout the City of Skopje and arrives at the airport. V2V Transporter manages and operates the shuttle buses for passengers. The shuttle bus timetable is prepared according to the arrivals/departures of flights at Skopje International Airport. One way ticket for the shuttle bus costs MKD 180. You can find more information in Passenger guide section on our the webpage, or click Bus.

Skopje International Airport operates 24/7. Restaurants and cafes such as Cakes & Bakes, Café In, Burger King and NeedStop are available for the passengers at any time; business lounge (PrimeClass CIP Service) offers you comfort 24/7, while ATU Duty Free is opened as per the flights timetable and offers wide range of products.  

Check-in at the passenger and baggage check-in counters starts 180 minutes (3 hours) before the scheduled time of departure (STD) specified on your flight ticket. The closing time of the airport check-in counter is no later than 60 minutes before STD stated on your flight ticket.
Since the beginning of COVID–19 pandemic, due to the requirements for different travel documents imposed by different countries, TAV Macedonia appeals to passengers to arrive at the airport 3 hours before take-off.

For information about your flight, please follow Skopje International Airport website, 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 Skopje International Airport Information Desk on the phone number: +38923148333, it 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.

In case of lost or damaged baggage, please immediately go to the Lost & Found Department, which is located near the baggage claim area, i.e. in the Arrivals Area after Passport Control and before Customs Control.
Our employees from L&F will prepare a lost/damaged baggage report for you, that you’ll later on send it to your airline. If you need to contact the Lost&Found department, please write us on: lostbaggage@tav.aero 
For lost or found items on the plane, please contact us at the same email: lostbaggage@tav.aero 
If you lose or find a personal item in the airport building, please report it immediately either to the Information Desk or to the Security staff, while if you have already left the airport, please write to us at lost.property@tav.aero
All details at:
http://skp.airports.com.mk/.../airport.../page/lost-luggage

Yes. Since 2015 TAV Macedonia has introduced free Wi-Fi internet at Skopje International Airport, which was upgraded in 2019. Passengers can access free internet through their mobile devices by simply connecting to a wireless network called TAV Airports, password is not required.

You can park your vehicle in our parking lot without prior reservation. This service is available 24/7 at Skopje International Airport. 
Car Park Pricelist:
Up to 1h    – MKD 90 
Up to 2h    – MKD 130 
2 – 4h    – MKD 250 
4 – 8h    – MKD 400 
Up to 24h    – MKD 700 
For more information on parking services, please click on Parking.

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 Payment 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.
For more information on parking services, please click on Parking or visit Passengers with disabilities and Passengers with Reduced Mobility – PRMs.

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.

Yes. There is a smoking room at Skopje International Airport, which is located in the security-restricted area, airside. The smoking room is located next to Gate number 201, i.e., on the left side after you pass passport control and security screening.
In addition to the smoking room, passengers can use the open terraces of the cafeterias located at the entrance to the terminal building of the airport.
Smoking is prohibited in all other areas of the terminal building. 

For general question or inquiry 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, which will respond to your inquiry accordingly as soon as possible..