WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES MASSIVE EXPANSION AT SKOPJE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES MASSIVE EXPANSION AT SKOPJE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

4TH AIRCRAFT, 3 NEW EXCITING ROUTES AND 3 MILLION PASSENGER MILESTONE IN MACEDONIA 

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and TAV Macedonia, the company operating both Macedonian airports, announced opening 3 new routes from Skopje to Malta, Rome and Vaxjo (Sweden) and allocating the airline’s 4th aircraft at Skopje Airport.     Along with the exciting announcement, Wizz Air celebrated today an important milestone in Macedonia with a welcoming ceremony for its 3th millionth passenger at Skopje International Airport

Wizz Air’s expansion will start in July, when at the same time with the joining of 4th aircraft in their Skopje-based fleet, as of 14th and 16th of July, 3 new exciting routes will start operating, from Skopje to Malta, Rome Ciampino in Italy and Vaxjo in Sweden. 

The ticket sales for these 3 new routes starts today, on wizzair.com with prices from 1.799 MKD*** denars, while all bookings made to any of the 27 destinations available from Skopje, will have a special discount of 20%*, today 28th February until midnight. 

-Today’s announcement further underlines our commitment to Macedonia and WIZZ’s dedication to bringing lowest-fare travel opportunities for our  customers,  coupled with WIZZ’s great onboard service on one of the youngest fleets operating in Europe. Our investment into the Skopje base with an additional aircraft, three new routes and increased frequencies on existing flights means more jobs in Macedonia with both WIZZ and our business partners and will further stimulate the tourism and hospitality industries and strengthen Macedonia’s business relations. As Macedonia’s hometown airline and the largest airline operating in Macedonia, Wizz Air is also celebrating today an important milestone, 3 million passengers carried on our low fare routes to and from Macedonia. We are celebrating WIZZ’s Macedonian success story with a special Seat Sale of 20%*off for all new bookings made today, 28 February, to any of the 27 destinations available from Skopje, stated Owain Jones, Chief Corporate Officer at Wizz Air.

Along with the newly launched routes, the flights from Skopje to Eindhoven, Brussels Charleroi, Memmingen (Munich West) and Copenhagen will have a frequency increase up to 3 flights weekly, while the connections from Skopje to Gothenburg Landvetter, Bratislava and from Ohrid to Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg will have a frequency increase up to four flights weekly.  At the same time, the popular routes from Skopje to Malmo and Mulhouse will now be served daily by Wizz Air. 

 -It is our great honor and privilege, before the start of the summer flight schedule, today to celebrate reaching 3 million Wizz Air passengers in Macedonia, basing of their fourth aircraft in Skopje and another good news - the announcement of three new routes to Rome, Malta and Vaxjo (Sweden), for which we are sure that will be met with great interest and excitement by passengers at Skopje International Airport. These three new destinations, together with the already announced new Wizz Air route to Budapest, that will start from the 2nd of April, are really attractive destinations, demanded by the market and will be a real success in the context of our route network expansion from both Macedonian airports . This is a result of our continuous marketing studies and activities'', stated Alper Ersoy, TAV Macedonia General Manager.

The fourth aircraft joining WIZZ’s Skopje fleet represents a further investment of further € 99 million** by WIZZ in Macedonia, creating 36 additional direct jobs and taking the total to over 150 direct jobs with WIZZ in Skopje.

In 2016 Wizz Air, Macedonia’s biggest airline, carried over 1 million passengers on its low-fare Macedonian routes, which represents a 27% growth year over year and supports more than 750 local jobs**** in associated industries. Demonstrating its dedication to the Macedonian market, the airline has continuously invested in its ever-growing network, offering now 29 routes to 13 countries from its two Macedonian airports: Skopje and Ohrid, including the route from Skopje to Budapest starting in April.

Over the past six years, since WIZZ launched its first flight from Skopje to London in June 2011, 3 million passengers have enjoyed the WIZZ experience, low fares, easy booking system and excellent on-board service on one of Europe’s youngest and most efficient fleets. 

TAV Macedonia in the last 2016 continued with the impressive double digit increase of the number of passengers, reaching a total of 1,8 million passengers at both Macedonian Airports, Skopje Alexander the Great and Ohrid St. Apostle Paul Airport, with an annual increase of 15%. In the same time the number of flights has been increased by 8,9%, reaching total of 16.883 flights in 2016.  

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES FROM SKOPJE

Destination

Days

Starts

Fares from***

Malta

Monday, Friday

14 July 2017

MKD 1,799

Rome Ciampino

Monday, Friday

14 July 2017

MKD 1,799

Vaxjo

Monday, Friday

16 July 2017

MKD 1,199

  

WIZZ AIR’S INCREASED FREQUENCIES FROM SKOPJE

Destination

Weekly flights

Eindhoven

3 from 2

Brussels Charleroi

3 from 2

Gothenburg Landvetter

4 from 3

Memmingen (Munich West)

3 from 2

Malmo

daily

Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg

daily

Copenhagen

3 from 2 (until 17 Sept)

Bratislava

4 from 2

 

WIZZ AIR’S INCREASED FREQUENCIES FROM OHRID

Destination

Weekly flights

Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg

4 from 3

 

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

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Parking
Parking

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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.