TAV: easyJet entered the Macedonian market with the launch of the new route Geneva-Skopje

TAV: easyJet entered the Macedonian market with the launch of the new route Geneva-Skopje

With an Airbus A320, that can accommodate 186 passengers, the low cost airline made the first touchdown at Skopje International Airport, marking the start of their operations on the Macedonian market.


-“As TAV we are truly happy to witness EasyJet’s entrance on the Macedonian market, with today’s launch of the new route from Geneva, Switzerland to Skopje, North Macedonia. The Macedonian capital will be connected to the Swiss city three times per week, on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, as of today, November 1st, during the whole winter season. The low cost airline will fly to Skopje International Airport for the first time, and they’ve decided to start now, despite the ongoing global aviation crisis caused by Covid-19 and the fact that many countries still have air travel restrictions. Geneva will be the third destination in Switzerland with an air connection to Skopje International Airport, after Zurich and Basel. We believe that this route has a great potential and we are eager to see its development in the upcoming period”, stated Metin Batak, TAV Macedonia General Manager.




TAV Macedonia officials outlined that this new route will allow travellers from both Macedonia and Switzerland to visit family and friends, or discover the beauties of the two cities – Geneva’s picturesque landscapes with the city’s Lake surrounded by the Swiss Alps, and Skopje’s charming natural sites and rich cultural landmarks, the city known as crossroads of the Balkans.


At easyJet we are really happy to launch this new route between Geneva and Skopje. Our crews will be pleased to provide a warm welcome to both Swiss customers flying to meet friends and relatives or seeking for a new destination, and also Skopje inhabitants looking for a direct connection to Geneva.” , stated Thomas Haagensen, Northern Europe country director.


Reservation and booking of flight tickets is available on easyJet website https://www.easyjet.com/en, with prices starting from 1.476 Macedonian denars* per one-way trip. The flights are scheduled within the winter timetable, from today November 1st 2021, until March 25th 2022, on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.


TAV Macedonia finished the first 9 months of 2021 (January-September) with a total of 994.237 passengers, at both Macedonian airports, Skopje International Airport and Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport, which is a 57% increase compared to the same period in 2020, and a 52% decrease compared to the 9-months period in 2019, considered as a referent year for aviation. Until the start of the pandemic, TAV marked continuous growth of the air traffic on the Macedonian airports. 

At the same time period, January-September 2021, both airports served a total of 11.203 flights, which is 61% increase compared to the same period in 2020 and 34% decrease compared to the same period in 2019.

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


Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport:



-    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.