TAV: THE MACEDONIAN AIRPORTS AMONG THE FASTEST GROWING WORLDWIDE

TAV: THE MACEDONIAN AIRPORTS AMONG THE FASTEST GROWING WORLDWIDE



The passenger traffic in August 2019 grew by 17,8%, which sets Skopje and Ohrid airports among the fastest growing airports worldwide, as well as in the group of the leading non-EU countries with highest achieved growth by ACI Europe 

The Macedonian airports, Skopje International Airport and Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport, with 17,8% passenger growth in August 2019 are among the fastest growing airports worldwide, as well as in the group of non-EU countries, reports Airports Council International Europe in their latest airport’s traffic results.
-Airports in Ukraine (+25,1%), North Macedonia (+17,8%), Albania (+13%), Bosnia and Hercegovina (+12,1%) and Serbia (+12%), led the non-EU markets in passenger traffic increase, states ACI Europe.  
According to the analysis of this renown organization, Skopje Airport with 11,1% passenger traffic growth, is among the fastest growing capitals and larger non-EU airports with the highest achieved increase in August 2019, in the company of: Kyiv Boryspil (+24,2%), Antalya (+15,3%), Tirana (+13%), Sarajevo (+12,2%) and Moscow Sheremetyevo (10,6%).
Ohrid Airport on the other hand, with 60,9% passenger growth in August 2019, is one of the fastest growing airports in its group of small airports under 5 million passengers annually, right after Nish (61,1%), followed by Turku (60,3%), Kharkhiv (+38%), Zadar (29,6%), and Memmingerberg (+25,8%), states ACI. Also, Ohrid Airport is one of the 20 airports worldwide with the highest passenger increase in August 2019, reviewed in ACI’s 4th group: Targu Mures (168,9%), Taranto (163,6%), Foggia (105%), Nish (61,1%) and Ohrid (60,9%).
-Airports Council International Europe’s traffic report once again notes the Macedonian airports among the fastest growing in its sizes and in the group of non-EU countries. It shows TAV Macedonia and TAV Airports’ continuous hard work and commitment towards Skopje and Ohrid airports’ route network development, attracting of new airlines, and promoting Macedonia as a touristic destination. We will continue to improve the quality of our services and keep the passenger’ satisfaction on the high level, states Alper Ersoy, TAV Macedonia General Manager. 
According to TAV Airports holding’ air traffic statistics, both Macedonian airports, Skopje International Airport and Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport, finished the first 9 months of 2019 with over 2 million passengers (2.052.829) and 13% increase on the annual level, while in the same period (January-September) the number of flights grew by 10% to 16.895.
According to passenger traffic, the most frequent destinations from Skopje Airport in the first 9 months are Istanbul (Istanbul and Sabiha Gokcen) with 9,9% market share, Zurich (6,3%), Vienna (5,8%), Basel (5,3%), Malmo (4,1%). Regarding airlines’ share in passenger traffic, Wizz Air transported the largest number of passengers in the period January-September 2019, with 62,2% market share, followed by Turkish Airlines 7,0%, Austrian Airlines (5,8%), Germania Flug (4,0%), Pegasus Airlines (4,0%), Croatia Airlines (3,1%).
The superb results of Skopje and Ohrid Airports are achieved in a time period when ACI Europe reported an average passenger traffic’ increase of 3,4% in August, in geographical Europe, which remains below the performance in August 2018 (5,1%), reflecting the less favorable trading conditions for Europe’s airports.

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.