OHRID AIRPORT REACHED 300.000 PASSENGERS: In 10 years TAV increased the passenger’ traffic for 8 times

OHRID AIRPORT REACHED 300.000 PASSENGERS: In 10 years TAV increased the passenger’ traffic for 8 times

 



 

Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport, managed by TAV Macedonia, reached an important new milestone - 300.000 passengers for the first time, which is an increase in passenger traffic of 815%, or 8 times in 10 years.

-In 2009, before TAV took over the operations, Ohrid Airport had 36.652 passengers. Over the past weekend, we have surpassed 300.000 passengers, which is an increase of remarkable 815%, or in 10 years we have managed to achieve 8 times bigger passenger’ traffic. This is a result of the route network expansion at Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport, on which as an airport operator, we are constantly working. Following the intensive air traffic increase, in 2020 TAV Macedonia will undertake construction works for extension of Ohrid Airport terminal building. It will result with doubling the capacity of Ohrid Airport, that will be able to serve up to 600.000 passengers, by 5.000 to 6.000 flights annually, announces Alper Ersoy, TAV Macedonia General Manager.

(2019 figure is estimation)

 

Ohrid Airport currently serves 22 destinations, from which 8 are regular, year round, all operated by 13 airlines.  

-From an airport that served just couple of destinations during the summer season in 2009, today Ohrid Airport is serving a total of 22 destinations. Eight are regular, year round routes, to: Zurich, Basel, London, Memmingen, Milan, Vienna, Dortmund, Malmo, and 14 are seasonal flights to: Adana, Amsterdam, Bergamo, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Eindhoven, Friedrichshafen, Istanbul, Katowice, Maastricht, Stuttgart, Tallinn, Tel Aviv, Warsaw, operational from April until October. We are working to transform Ohrid Airport into a regional center, serving not just the Macedonian passengers, but also all the passengers from the neighboring countries. These efforts are done hand to hand with the Government, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the airlines, the municipalities, as well as the relevant touristic bodies, explains Ersoy.   


    

The number of passengers at Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport in the first 11 months of 2019 grew by significant  70% to 296.870 passengers, that were carried by 2.469 flights (66,7% annual growth). While only in November, Ohrid Airport had a significant increase of 240% in passengers’ traffic, which is a remarkable result achieved off the summer season.

With its 53,8% increase in passenger traffic in the third quarter of 2019, Ohrid Airport, is listed as one of the fastest growing airports in its size, in the group of non-EU airports, by the latest Airports Council International Europe’ air traffic report.


 

Both Macedonian airports, Skopje International Airport and Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport, reached 2,5 million (2.480.767) passengers from January until November 2019, which is an annual increase of 14%. The total number of flights in the same period is 20.215 flights, with 10% growth.



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.