TAV Macedonia Skopje Airport to introduce a direct flight to Geneva as of April 2015
Skopje International Airport, operated by TAV Macedonia, as of April next year will add the Swiss city Geneva to its flight schedule
Skopje International Airport operated by TAV Macedonia, gets ready to expand its destination network with Swiss International Air Lines’ Geneva flights. ‘Alexander the Great’ will be connected to Geneva in Switzerland by SWISS International Air Lines direct reciprocal flights as of April next year. Geneva will be the third destination in Switzerland that the Skopje Airport has an air connection with, in addition to Zurich and Basel.
-We welcome the decision taken by SWISS Airlines to start flying again between Geneva and Skopje as of April. This is good news not only for our distinguished passengers, but also for our immigrants in Switzerland, as well as for the business community in both countries. In turn this will also increase the tourism exchange, stated Zoran Krstevski, TAV Macedonia General Manager.
The first flight from Skopje to Geneva is scheduled for April 4th, 2015, according to Skopje Airport’s summer timetable. SWISS will operate flights on this route from Alexander the Great on every Saturday at 18:20. For the summer season, SWISS will serve Skopje-Geneva flights two times a week, on Tuesday and Saturday.
Director of SWISS Austria and Central Eastern Europe Bernhard Wodl said “We are pleased to be able to reply positively to the growing demand for travel between Macedonia and Switzerland and to launch a new service from Skopje Alexander the Great to Geneva.”
Skopje International Airport will, expectedly, add new destinations to its network next year in addition to increased frequency of the existing routes, as well as improvement of the overall services offered at both airports.
SWISS representatives state that the flight tickets between Skopje-Geneva-Skopje will be bookable by mid-January on swiss.com as well as via travel agencies.
About TAV Airports
TAV Airports, one of the world’s leading airport operators, operates Istanbul Atatürk, Ankara Esenboğa, Izmir Adnan Menderes, Milas-Bodrum and Gazipaşa-Alanya airports in Turkey. Tbilisi and Batumi airports in Georgia, Monastir and Enfidha-Hammamet airports in Tunisia, Skopje and Ohrid airports in Macedonia, Madinah Airport in Saudi Arabia and Zagreb Airport in Croatia are also operated by TAV Airports. The Holding also operates in other areas of airport operations including duty-free, food and beverage services, ground services, IT, security and operation services. Within the same context, TAV Airports also operates duty free, food and beverage and other commercial areas at Riga Airport in Latvia. Together with its subsidiaries, the Company provided services to approximately 652,000 flights and 84 million passengers in 2013. Having gone to public in 2007, TAV Airports is listed in the corporate governance and sustainability indexes established by Borsa Istanbul.
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is the airline of Switzerland. Alongside its primary hub Zurich, Geneva is a key airport for SWISS, who has the second biggest market share at Geneva Cointrin Airport. From January to September 2014, SWISS carried 1.74 million passengers to and from Geneva and a total of over 15 million passengers within its network worldwide with a fleet of 90 aircrafts. As of summer flight time table, SWISS offers 39 non-stop destinations that can be reached from Geneva, with expanding tendency. Flight services to and from Skopje will take place twice per week. True to its Swiss roots, the company is dedicated to providing highest possible quality in its products and services. As part of Lufthansa Group and a member of Star Alliance, SWISS remains truthful to its vision in providing quality air services that link Switzerland with Europe and the rest of the world.