TAV Macedonia, today in Elbasan, Albania, presented the opportunities for affordable travels from Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport and Skopje International Airport for the citizens of Albania, on a meeting with the local touristic agencies in this central Albanian city. 

Additionally, to the promotion of Skopje and Ohrid airports’ route networks to the touristic agencies of Elbasan region, TAV Macedonia emphasized the importance of establishing a regular shuttle but service from Elbasan to Ohrid Airport, since an introduction of such a regular bus connection will truly put into the operation the proximity between the 2 cities, that are just 1,5 hour or 86 km car drive distance.

-Ohrid Airport is really close to Elbasan, just 1,5-hour car drive, and yet the two cities don’t have regular bus transportation connections. Albania and particularly Elbasan is in our catchment area with great potential for Ohrid Airport. Consequently, affordable air travel connections of Ohrid Airport and the geographical proximity of the two cities, can be utilized in full capacity, if we jointly put our efforts into achieving this goal. Therefore we are here today to inform the local touristic agencies and the Albanian public, about the benefits they’ll feel if they choose Ohrid Airport for their journeys, stated Nejat Kurt, TAV Macedonia Deputy General Manager for Operations, after the meeting with the local tour-operators, held in Elbasan, Albania.

As TAV Macedonia officials noted in Elbasan, Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport currently has 18 destinations in total, from which 8 are regular routes through the whole year and low cost at the same time: Zurich, Basel, Vienna, London, Malmo, Milano, Memingem and Dortmund. The other 10 destinations from Ohrid Airport are seasonal, from April till October: Amsterdam, Brussels, Istanbul, Tallinn, Tel Aviv, Warsaw, Eindhoven, Katowice, Maastricht, Adana.

The airlines that currently fly from Ohrid Airport are: Wizz Air, Edelweiss, Germania Flug, Pegasus, Onur Air, Corendon, Eurowings, Brussels Airlines, TUIFly, Nordica, Enter Air, LOT and Helvetic.

TAV Macedonia also informed that potential passengers from Albania can get more information by visiting Ohrid Airport web-page: http://ohd.airports.com.mk where they can find contact numbers from Ohrid Airport, as well as contacts from the airlines that fly from Ohrid, from where they can get the information related with the flights tickets.

Besides, the promotion of Ohrid Airport, as the closest point from Elbasan, TAV Macedonia today in Albania promoted Skopje International Airport’s 42 destinations as well, presenting the huge development that has been achieved at both airport in terms of passenger’s growth, in the last 10 years, after TAV’s entrance on the Macedonian market.

Only earlier this month, Ohrid Airport has been ranked by Airports Council International (ACI) as one of the top 3 airports in Europe, according to highest passenger’s growth rate in the first quarter of 2019, which is 63,9%, significantly higher than the EU average of 4,4%. 

TAV Macedonia continues to mark passenger’s number increase in the first months of 2019. From January until April 2019, a total of 694.227 passengers traveled through both airports – Skopje International Airport and Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport, which is 10% increase compared to the same period of 2018.  

The company finished 2018 with 2,3 million passengers at both airports and annual increase of 16%.

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.