As of now, Wizz Air will fly from Alexander the Great two times per week to each of the new destinations: Berlin, Copenhagen and Bratislava
With a cake-cutting ceremony, TAV Macedonia and Wizz Air today marked the opening of 3 new routes from Skopje International Airportto Berlin, Copenhagen and Bratislava, to which the first flights started in the last 7 days, on 21st, 22nd and 28th of March, respectively.
-At the beginning of the spring we make new surprises for our passengers. With the introduction of 3 new routes from Skopje International Airport to Berlin, Copenhagen and Bratislava – to 3 capital cities in 3 states, the number of capital cities that Skopje has an air connection in Europe, has increased from 11 to 14. All 3 lines will be welcomed from our diaspora, Macedonia citizens, tourists as well as the businessmen. For the first time from Skopje can be flied to Slovakia, that will be an extraordinary opportunity for introduction with the beauties of Bratislava. For us Macedonians, this route also has special cultural meaning, having on mind the history fact that the educational mission of the brothers Kiril and Metodij has been realized in Moravia. Copenhagen will be another connection of Macedonia to the Scandinavian countries, and an opportunity for Danish that are known as travelers and who are already visiting Ohrid to come in Macedonia throughout the whole year. Berlin is the 9th destination in Germany, which is interesting from touristic and business aspect as well. TAV Macedonia will continue to work with devotion on introduction of new services and benefits for the passengers in the terminal building, through are partner companies BTA- in charge of food and beverages, ATU – that manages the duty free areas, TAV IT- that manages information technologies and TAV OS – that manages with operational services, stated Zoran Krstevski, TAV Macedonia General Manager.
Wizzair, within the summer flight schedule at Skopje Airport that starts as of today, will fly to three new destinations two times a week on each. On the route Skopje-Berlin’ the carrier will fly on Tuesdays and Saturdays, on the route Skopje-Bratislava on Mondays and Fridays, and on the route Skopje-Copenhagen on Wednesdays and Sundays.
-Macedonia continues to meet our expectations for passenger growth and we are responding with more destinations and low fares. Macedonia not only boasts a rich history but incredible natural beauty as well, particularly around Lake Ohrid. In Skopje, the Old Bazaar, Stone Bridge and Kale Fortress bring tourists from Europe, many on WIZZ flights, who quickly fall in love with this country. We are very proud to have a hand in strengthening the economy and multiplying opportunities for the country, said David Morgan, Wizz Air’s Chief Flying Operations Officer.
With the new routes, Wizz Air will have more than one million seats available for 2016, which is a growth of the capacity by 22%, compared to 2015. The airline offers low cost flights to 24 destinations from Skopje and Ohrid airports, connecting the Macedonian citizens with 11 countries.
At the beginning of this year Wizz Air and TAV marked the milestone of 2 million passengers of the low cost airline in Macedonia, from the beginning of their operations in 2011.
Besides the opening of the 3 new routes, Wizz Air announces new route to Hamburg in Germany, as of 20th of June that in fact will be replacement for the current route to the airport in Lubeck, as a smaller town near Hamburg. For all flights the sales can be done at the following link: www.wizzair.com.
TAV Macedonia ended 2015 with 22% increase in the total number of passengers at both Macedonian airports – Skopje Alexander the Great and Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle, reaching 1.560.381 passengers. At the same time, the total number of operations was 15.510, with an increase of 11%.
The trend of increased traffic continues this year as well. In the first 2 months of 2016 through both Macedonian airports were transported 219.378 passengers, with a growth of 28% compared to the same period in 2015. In the same time, the number of operations (takeoffs and landings) at the both airports is increased by 15%.
At the beginning of this month Skopje International Airport received the ASQ award: Best airport in Europe for 2015 for the quality of services, in the category of airports under 2 million passengers, that is third time to receive this recognition from the prestigious aviation organization ACI (Airports Council International), after the winning of the same award in 212 and 2013.