WIZZ AIR AND TAV MACEDONIA ANNOUNCE NEW DESTINATIONS WITH A SPECIAL FLIGHT FOR FOSTER CHILDREN

WIZZ AIR AND TAV MACEDONIA ANNOUNCE NEW DESTINATIONS WITH A SPECIAL FLIGHT FOR FOSTER CHILDREN

3RD AIRCRAFT IN SKOPJE, 1 NEW AIRPORT AND 6 NEW ROUTES

Skopje, 22 January: Wizz Air will operate six new destinations from Skopje and Ohrid airports, operated by TAV Macedonia. The companies have announced the new routes by organizing a special flight for the children of Skopje’s foster home.

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, will deploy a third Airbus A320 aircraft at its Skopje base from 29 June adding 5 new services from the Macedonian capital to Friedrischshafen, Oslo-Torp, Barcelona, Hamburg Luebeck and Nuremberg. Each new route will be operated twice weekly. The new aircraft will allow Wizz Air to increase the number of weekly flights on the existing routes from Skopje to Cologne, Gothenburg, Frankfurt Hahn, Malmo, Milan Bergamo and Paris Beauvais.

Wizz Air also announced operations from Macedonia’s second airport, Ohrid, which will take the number of airports in the WIZZ network to 110. The new service from Ohrid to Basel Mulhouse Freiburg will begin on 1 July and operate twice a week.


Wizz Air now offers a total of 20 routes to 10 countries from Macedonia.

John Stephenson, Executive Vice President of Wizz Air, said: "Today’s announcement is great news for Macedonia. By expanding our Skopje fleet and adding Ohrid to our route network, we create more travel opportunities and a greater choice of destinations. This is expected to create more local jobs as well as further stimulate tourism in Macedonia. We expect that our 6 new services and the increased capacity on existing services will be welcomed by consumers as we bring more low fares to Macedonia.”

Zoran Krstevski, General Manager, of TAV Macedonia, said: “Expanding the list of destinations from the airports that TAV operates in Macedonia is a great pleasure for us as a company but also for our passengers that enjoy our services on a daily basis. These new six routes are a confirmation of our continuing work for providing everything that is required for the airlines to use the Macedonian airports as well as for the passengers to have the best possible travel experience. This last thing was on our mind when the special flight for the children was suggested. By organizing it, we’re hoping that they’ll have a glimpse of what it means to travel through airports and by airplanes. Also, this is in line with TAV’s committed work in the field of corporate social responsibility which will continue in the future”.

TAV Macedonia hosted more than 1.2 million passengers at Skopje and Ohrid Airports in 2014 with a 20 percent increase from 2013. The flight number at the airports reached 13.969 with a 13 percent rise during the same period.

 

About TAV Airports

 TAV Airports, one of the world’s leading airport operators, operates Istanbul Atatürk, Ankara Esenboğa, Izmir Adnan Menderes, Milas Bodrum and Alanya Gazipaşa 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 provides service in other areas of airport operations including duty-free, food and beverage services, ground handling 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 743,000 flights and 95 million passengers in 2014.

About Wizz Air

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe*, operates a fleet of 54 Airbus A320 aircraft and offers over 360 routes from 19 bases, connecting 110 destinations across 38 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of approximately 2,200 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 15.8 million passengers in 2014.   

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES FROM SKOPJE:

 

Destination

Days

Starting date

Fares from**

Friedrichshafen

Mon; Fri

29 June

1,199 MKD

Oslo Torp

Mon; Fri

 29 June

1,799 MKD

Barcelona

Tue; Sat

30 June

1,799 MKD

Hamburg Luebeck

Wed, Sun

1 July

1,499 MKD

Nuremberg

Wed, Sun

1 July

1,199 MKD

  

WIZZ AIR’S NEW OHRID – BASEL MULHOUSE          FREIBURG ROUTE:

 

Days

Starting date

Fares from**

Wed; Sun

1 July

1,199 MKD

  

FREQUENCY INCREASES ON EXISTING ROUTES FROM SKOPJE:

 

Destination

Weekly flights

Start

Malmo

From 5 to 7

29 June

Gothenburg

From 3 to 4

29 June

Cologne

from 2 to 3

30 June

Frankfurt Hahn

From 2 to 3

30 June

Milan Bergamo

From 2 to 3

30 June

Paris Beauvais

From 2 to 3

30 June

 **One way price including taxes, non-optional charges and 1 small cabin bag.

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

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Flight Information
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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.