WIZZ AIR TRANSPORTED 1,2 MILLION PASSENGERS IN MACEDONIA IN 2017

WIZZ AIR TRANSPORTED 1,2 MILLION PASSENGERS IN MACEDONIA IN 2017

In 2017 Wizz Air, Macedonia’s leading airline, carried over a record number of 1.2 million passengers on its low-fare Macedonian routes, which represents a 20% growth year over year and supports 900* local jobs in associated industries. During the year, WIZZ expanded its Skopje fleet to four based aircraft and launched four new routes from the Macedonian capital to Budapest, Malta, Rome and Vaxjo.

-2017 was a year of massive expansion for Wizz Air.  We delivered significant growth in all aspects of the business establishing WIZZ as one of the fastest growing airlines and putting in place foundations for continued growth over the next decade. With our proven ultra-low-cost business model, highly skilled, customer-oriented crew, young and modern fleet and excellent value service we are well placed to be the airline of choice for savvy customers in all countries we operate and continue our consistent and rapid growth bringing even more opportunities to Europe and beyond, said József Váradi, Wizz Air Chief Executive Officer.

Continuing its strong growth, Wizz Air has 1.6 million seats on sale on its Macedonian routes in 2018, 23% more than in the previous year.  With its recently announced Ohrid-Vienna service, Wizz Air now offers 30 low-fare routes to 14 countries from its two Macedonian airports, Skopje and Ohrid. 

-As the airline with the biggest share in passenger traffic, we expect Wizz Air to continue with the development of their business on the Macedonian market, investing in new destinations and increase of frequencies of the existing routes. All newly introduced destinations in this segment proved as successful, boosting even bigger demand by the passengers. TAV Macedonia as always will continue to focus to expand our network, but also to our main goal which is to provide high quality services to our passengers and clients, stated Alper Ersoy, TAV Macedonia General Manager.

Wizz Air announced today that, during 2017, it carried a record number of passengers from the Macedonian airports, expanded its operations significantly, placed its largest-ever aircraft order, launched a part-sponsored training scheme for aspiring pilots and introduced a number of enhancements to its customer experience.

In 2017 Wizz Air carried more than 28 million passengers on its low-fare routes, some 24% more than in 2016. 14 brand new aircraft joined Wizz Air’s fleet, with the 13 Airbus A321 and one Airbus A320 aircraft taking the total to 88 aircraft. The additional aircraft also saw an additional 600 direct jobs created with the airline, with more than 3,500 aviation professionals now working for the airline based at 27 airports in 15 countries, including the two newest WIZZ bases at London Luton in the United Kingdom and Varna in Bulgaria. Wizz Air also continued to develop its route network, with an additional seven airports and more than 100 new services growing the network to almost 600 routes across 145 destinations in 44 countries.

In another important milestone for the year, Wizz Air signed its largest aircraft order to date with Airbus for the purchase of a further 146 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft. The new agreement, once approved by the Company’s shareholders, brings WIZZ’s outstanding orders with Airbus to 282 aircraft, providing a committed delivery stream of aircraft until the end of 2026 and enabling the airline to continue to grow as well as renew its fleet and keep its fleet one of the youngest and most efficient in Europe.

Underlining its commitment to ensuring an excellent customer experience, Wizz Air also increased the size of free luggage allowance by 50%, further improved its online platforms including its state-of-the-art website and WIZZ mobile app and launched innovative products (Fare Lock, Flexible Travel Partner) to provide more flexibility to its savvy customers.

TAV Macedonia finished 2017 with 2 million passengers (2.027.344) at Skopje and Ohrid Airports, which is an increase of 13% compared to 2016. At the same time with the passenger’s traffic increase, the total number of flights at both Skopje and Ohrid Airports has been increased by 7% , reaching 18.130 flights in 2017.

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.