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

- We followed the experiences of other airports around the world and the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO), the EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Airports Council International (ACI) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), all in order to take appropriate measures in a timely manner.

- The only open entrance for passengers in the terminal building will be the entrance "C", where each passenger will have to go through a shoe disinfection path and then to disinfect his/her hands through contactless hand sanitizer dispensers, placed at the very entrance of the building.

- Next, all passengers at the entrance of the terminal building will be tested for body temperature, through thermal camera. After the thermal scan, if the passenger does not have higher body temperature, he/she will be able to proceed to the check-in counters or self-check-in kiosk.

- Only those who travel (have flight ticket) can enter the terminal building, but not their families and friends who are greeting or meeting them.

- Passengers with reduced mobility (PRMs), elderly passengers or unaccompanied minors (UMs) will be allowed to be accompanied by only one person.

- In order to remind passengers to keep a physical distance, to maintain a high degree of personal hygiene and to avoid touching surfaces, information signs such as banners, stickers and billboards are placed everywhere at the airport.

- Seating areas within the Arrivals, Departures and Gates hall areas are arranged in a way to enable physical distance, and for that purpose the seats are specially marked.

- For passengers’ safety, the cleaning and disinfection of all areas of the airport are intensified, while the ventilation and air conditioning in the terminal building has also been increased and improved, with the air conditioning system using F9 nano-chemical film-coated filters.

- Hand sanitizer dispensers are available throughout the entire terminal building for the convenience of the passengers.

- The plastic baskets at the security check point in which passengers place their hand luggage and personal belongings will be disinfected after each use, or after every single passenger.

- Passengers must put on a protective mask before entering the terminal building of the airport and keep it until their journey ends at the exit of terminal at the final destination. Passengers not wearing a protective mask will not be allowed to enter the terminal building.

- The only open entrance for passengers in the terminal building will be the entrance Departures "C".

- Prior entering in the terminal building, passengers must show their flight ticket (printed or on their mobile phone) to the security staff at the entrance.

- Each passenger shall walk through a shoe disinfection path and then he/she will disinfect his/her hands through contactless hand sanitizer dispensers, placed at the very entrance of the building.

- After the described disinfection, at the entrance of the airport building, passengers will be tested for body temperature, through a thermal camera that TAV Macedonia provided, in order to prevent entrance of the virus in the airport building. Passengers who don’t have higher body temperature, will be able to proceed to check-in. Our staff will control the thermal camera’ check. If needed, check with a contactless thermometer will be applied as well.

- In order to avoid unnecessary crowds at the check-in counters, TAV Macedonia encourages travelers to use the on line check-in option, open at least 24 hours before departure time. It is available through our website, on the following link: http://skp.airports.com.mk/en-EN/flights/page/web-check-in where through separate icons each passenger can access the online registration section of the airlines' websites.

- If you need to check-in at our counters, our friendly staff will kindly demonstrate you how to present them your flight ticket and how to individually swipe your passport on the registration reader, fixed at the front of check-in counter, in order to avoid physical contact, as much as possible. The same procedure, for a self-registration of the flight ticket and the passport, through our registration readers, will be applied for the boarding process on the Gates.

- 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.

- Only those who travel can enter the airport building, by showing their flight ticket (printed or on their phones) to our security staff at the entrance “C”.

- The families and friends of the travelers, who are greeting or meeting them, will not be able to enter the airport building.

- Passengers who need a companion (elder people, people with reduced mobility, unaccompanied minors), shall be allowed to be accompanied by only 1 person until the check-in counters. The same rules as for passengers, regarding the personal disinfection, wearing a protective mask and measuring the body temperature, will be applied, for their companion as well.

- We highly recommend to our passengers to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before their flight.

- Due to new measures for protection from COVID-19, some of the airport procedures may take longer time.

- All business and VIP lounge areas are cleaned and disinfected as prescribed by public health authorities with increased frequency based on the air traffic.

- Аdequate protection for staff members which includes personal protective equipment, such as gloves, medical masks, goggles or face shields.

- Information signage and floor markings to encourage physical distancing as well as multiple self-hand sanitizers, alcohol-based with adequate signage for passengers.

- All served products in the lounges will be displayed prepacked in foil therefore all guests will be able to get products as individual packs.

- Self-service options where passengers have limited contact with staff.

- Frequent disinfection of frequently contacted surfaces.

- Separate waste bins are placed for disposal of mask and gloves.

- Tables and chairs are disinfected after being used by our guests.

- All the employees in the outlets shall wear protective equipment. Plexiglas separator has been fixed in order to avoid the contact between cashier and guests.

- At the entrance of the outlets and in the common areas, hand sanitizer units are placed.

- Through guiding signs, guests will be reminded of the physical distancing rules and rules to follow, especially for the lines at order and payment points.

- In all restaurants, the capacity has been reduced and the distance between tables has been increased. Two chairs will be put across to all tables.

- Тrays and plates will be removed from common areas, they’ll be given to guests by the service staff.

- Disposable packed products (salt, sugar, napkins, straws, stirrers) will be handed to our guests by the service staff, while the same products in disposable packages are removed from the common areas.

- For the lines at order and payment points, stickers have been posted on the floor at a distance (1.5m) suitable for social distance.

- Employees shall work using protective equipment.

- 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.

- Strict entrance points in shops will be placed, with an alcohol-based disinfectant liquid machine to be used prior entering the shop.

- Passengers who are not wearing a mask will not be admitted into the store.

- Not more than 10 customers will be allowed at the same time in the shops.

- Passengers need to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before their flight, because at least 1 hour before the departure time they should already be in the boarding zone, i.e. at the Gates.

- During boarding process passengers will be required to show their passport, i.e. travel document and their boarding pass to the boarding agent and to scan their boarding pass by themselves on the boarding passes reader.

- Passengers must wear a protective mask, maintain the prescribed physical distance for indoor areas and keep a high level of personal hygiene.

- Passengers will be divided during disembarkation, by a parallel use of stairs on the back door and passenger-bridge on the front door of the aircraft, in order to reduce congestion.

- After disembarkation, a preventive aircraft disinfection will be made.

- Screening with a thermal camera at the entrance of R.N. Macedonia will be performed by the Ministry of Health before and after Passport Control.

- Hand sanitizer dispensers are available in the Arrivals section (upon entry into the country, near the Passport Control and when exiting from Customs Control).

- The baggage claim waiting area is marked with signage, in order the prescribed physical distance between passengers to be maintained.

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 180 minutes (3 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.