WIZZ AIR AND TAV CELEBRATED 12TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AIRLINE

WIZZ AIR AND TAV CELEBRATED 12TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AIRLINE

With a promotional flight in a brand new Airbus A321, Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today at Skopje Airport together with TAV Macedonia simbolocally celebrated the 12th anniversary of its first flight.

Wizz Air’s CEO Jozef Varadi and aircraft’s crew were welcomed at ,,Alexander the Great’’ by TAV Macedonia General Manager Zoran Krstevski and the whole airport’s management team, while aircraft traditionally saluted with a water bridge. 

József Váradi, the Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air said: “Over the last twelve years, Wizz Air has revolutionized air travel across Central and Eastern Europe.  We currently connect 39 countries, with destinations stretching from Europe to the Middle East. Last year, we launched our refreshed brand and took delivery of our first Airbus A321 aircraft, the most efficient single-aisle aircraft in the world and with our ongoing deliveries, our fleet remains one of the youngest in Europe. Our mission is to seek constantly to improve our passengers’ travel experience and, today, we are taking the next step with the launch of our new website.  Reflecting the innovation that WIZZ has delivered since its first flight, we are listening to our passengers and making booking flights even easier – the new Express Booking function is revolutionary and allows bookings at WIZZ’s low fares to be made in just three clicks within 30 seconds. We will continue to develop our route network to Europe and beyond and look forward to welcoming returning and new customers on board to experience Wizz Air’s great service delivered by our fantastic crew.”

Zoran Krstevski, TAV Macedonia General Manager, said: ,,Landing on the new Airbus A321 of WizzAir airline and celebration of their 12th anniversary is a good opportunity to confirm the good cooperation between us as airport operator and WizzAir as an airline. WizzAir began flights to Skopje Skopje International Airport in June 2011, with the first flight to London (Luton). Today we can say that WizzAir flies to 24 destinations connecting Macedonia with 11 European countries. The growing network of destinations and increased traffic at both Macedonian airports encourages us to suggest new destinations, and why not the overseas traffic''

Founded in September 2003, the first Wizz Air flight took place from Katowice, Poland on 19 May 2004, launching an ambitious goal of establishing a low-cost airline operating out of Central and Eastern Europe. Having successfully achieved this, the airline continues to innovate to best serve its customers’ needs and today announces the launch of the airline’s new website as well as new aircraft capacity and routes.

Wizz Air’s new website has a responsive layout easily adjustable to any size of display: be it a smartphone, a tablet or a desktop, and it is easier to use than any other current airline website. The revolutionary Express Booking function is a first-of-its-kind feature that allows customers to purchase a ticket in just three clicks within 30 seconds. WIZZ is first rolling out the new website’s mobile version, to meet the needs to WIZZ’s tech-savvy customers as mobile transactions double year on year. Over the next weeks, the website will be rolled out across all platforms. The website is already live and can be accessed directly via smartphone through wizzair.com or by going to m.wizzair.com from any device.

Since its first flight from Skopje in 2011, Wizz Air has constantly expanded its operations in the region. The airline is currently the largest airline in Macedonia in terms of available capacity, and plans to further increase capacity in 2016 by 22 percent. WIZZ employs 115 pilots and cabin crew and operates three aircraft from its Skopje base. To date the airline has carried 2.2m passengers on its 24 routes to 11 countries from two Macedonian airports: Skopje and Ohrid. 

TAV Macedonia finished 2015 with a 22% increase in the total number of passengers at two Macedonian airports - Alexander the Great in Skopje  and  St. Paul the Apostle in Ohrid, reaching 1,560,381 passengers. 

The trend of increased traffic continues this year. In the first four months of 2016 through both Macedonian airports transported were 486,968 passengers, which is increase of 28% compared to the same period in 2015. At the same time, number of operations (landings and take-offs) at both airports increased by 15%.

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.

Useful Information

Shopping & Dining
Shopping & Dining

See the full range of shops in our shopping universe. At the airport you'll find a great selection of shops within fashion, electronics, design and souvenirs

Parking
Parking

Your way to a secure parking space! Benefit from the attractive online parking offers of Skopje International Airport

Flight Information
Flight Information

Real-time information of arrival and departure flights at Skopje International Airport

Frequently Asked Questions

 

There is regular shuttle bus transportation at Skopje International Airport for passengers that passes and stops at key bus stops in the City of Skopje, and arrives to the Airport, handled by the company ‘Manora’. The shuttle bus timetable is prepared according to the arrivals/departures of flights. The bus is stopping on these bus stops: Hotel “Holiday Inn”, Transportation Center, TC Biser, and Skopje International Airport. One way ticket for the shuttle bus costs MKD 180. You can find more information in the Passenger guide section of the web-page.

Skopje International Airport operates 24/7. You can arrive at the Airport at any time and wait for your flight. Restaurants and cafes such as Cakes & Bakes, Burger King and NeedStop are available for the passengers at any time, business lounge (PrimeClass CIP Service) offers you comfort 24/7, while the ATU Duty Free, opened during flights operations, offers a wide range of products.  

Check-in, registration of passengers at the check-in counters for passengers and baggage starts at least 120 minutes (2 hours) prior to the scheduled time of departure, and for intercontinental flight, at least 180 minutes (3 hours) prior to the departure time indicated on your flight ticket. Closing time of the airport check-in counter is no later than 40 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time indicated on your flight ticket, and for intercontinental flight no later than 60 minutes prior to the departure time indicated on your flight ticket.

For information about your flight, please follow the airport web-site, in the Arrivals and Departures section, where all changes to the flights schedule are updated in real time, i.e. as we receive information by airlines.

If you need urgent additional information about your flight, you can call the Information Desk on the phone number: +389 2 3148 333. The Information Desk is open 24/7.

Passengers are allowed to carry on board free of charge items such as coat, 1 umbrella or walking stick, 1 ladies handbag, 1 camera or binoculars, 1 baby transporter, 1 pair of crutches or similar prosthetic aids, medical equipment on which the passenger is fully dependent, a reasonable quantity of baby food.

Regarding the baggage fees amount, please contact your airline, because each airline has its own baggage policy and applicable rules.

If you have any specific question about what you can or cannot carry, i.e. allowed/prohibited items, in your baggage, please send your question to our Customer Relations Department at customer.mk@tav.aero.

If you lose your personal belonging at the airport or onboard the aircraft, please report it to the Lost & Found Unit while you are still at the airport. If you have already left the airport, please send an e-mail to lost.property@tav.aero

If you find lost item/s, please immediately report it to the officers of Lost & Found Unit, Security, or Check-in Counter, and send an e-mail to lost.property@tav.aero

TAV Macedonia in 2015 introduced free Wi-Fi internet at Skopje International Airport, and in 2019 it has been upgraded. Passengers can access free internet through their mobile devices by simply connecting to a wireless network called "City of Skopje", password is not required. This network is not time-limited and log-in or sign-in is not required for future connections.

You do not need to reserve a parking lot in advance.

Car Park Pricelist:

1h – MKD 80

2h – MKD 100

2–4h – MKD 150

4–8h – MKD 200

8–24h – MKD 600

You can find more information in the Parking section of the web-page.

Yes. At Skopje International Airport there are specially designated, marked parking lots for persons with disabilities and the car park services are free of charge. By enclosing the traffic license and the disability identification card at the Car Park Counter, located inside the terminal building, our employees will cancel the car park ticket and the disabled person will be automatically exempt from paying for the car park service. If all designated parking lots for disabled persons are occupied, park your car on a regular parking lot, and following the above stated procedure you will be exempted from paying for the car park services.

Yes. At Skopje International Airport there is a Special Assistance Service for passengers with reduced mobility (PRMs). The counter where you can ask for this free of charge service is located inside the Terminal building next to the Information Desk. Passenger with reduced mobility (PRM) means any person whose mobility is reduced due to physical incapacity (sensor or locomotor), intellectual deficiency, age, illness or other cause of disability.

Currently – no, but we are working on it. At Skopje International Airport smoking is allowed only within the open terraces of the cafeterias located in the landside of the Terminal building. Smoking is not allowed within the Terminal Building. 
 

For any other question that does not require immediate response, or if you have any other complaint or compliment, please send an e-mail to: customer.mk@tav.aero. This is our Customer Relations Department, and our staff will respond to you accordingly as soon as possible.