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

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.

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.