TAV: easyJet entered the Macedonian market with the launch of the new route Geneva-Skopje
With an Airbus A320, that can accommodate 186 passengers, the low cost airline made the first touchdown at Skopje International Airport, marking the start of their operations on the Macedonian market.
-“As TAV we are truly happy to witness EasyJet’s entrance on the Macedonian market, with today’s launch of the new route from Geneva, Switzerland to Skopje, North Macedonia. The Macedonian capital will be connected to the Swiss city three times per week, on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, as of today, November 1st, during the whole winter season. The low cost airline will fly to Skopje International Airport for the first time, and they’ve decided to start now, despite the ongoing global aviation crisis caused by Covid-19 and the fact that many countries still have air travel restrictions. Geneva will be the third destination in Switzerland with an air connection to Skopje International Airport, after Zurich and Basel. We believe that this route has a great potential and we are eager to see its development in the upcoming period”, stated Metin Batak, TAV Macedonia General Manager.
TAV Macedonia officials outlined that this new route will allow travellers from both Macedonia and Switzerland to visit family and friends, or discover the beauties of the two cities – Geneva’s picturesque landscapes with the city’s Lake surrounded by the Swiss Alps, and Skopje’s charming natural sites and rich cultural landmarks, the city known as crossroads of the Balkans.
“At easyJet we are really happy to launch this new route between Geneva and Skopje. Our crews will be pleased to provide a warm welcome to both Swiss customers flying to meet friends and relatives or seeking for a new destination, and also Skopje inhabitants looking for a direct connection to Geneva.” , stated Thomas Haagensen, Northern Europe country director.
Reservation and booking of flight tickets is available on easyJet website https://www.easyjet.com/en, with prices starting from 1.476 Macedonian denars* per one-way trip. The flights are scheduled within the winter timetable, from today November 1st 2021, until March 25th 2022, on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
TAV Macedonia finished the first 9 months of 2021 (January-September) with a total of 994.237 passengers, at both Macedonian airports, Skopje International Airport and Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport, which is a 57% increase compared to the same period in 2020, and a 52% decrease compared to the 9-months period in 2019, considered as a referent year for aviation. Until the start of the pandemic, TAV marked continuous growth of the air traffic on the Macedonian airports.
At the same time period, January-September 2021, both airports served a total of 11.203 flights, which is 61% increase compared to the same period in 2020 and 34% decrease compared to the same period in 2019.