TAV Macedonia, a subsidiary of TAV Airports, completed the upgrade of the baggage handling system and the installation of the new X-ray machine at Skopje Airport, that is another capital investment in worth of 2,4 million EUR. As of now, passengers can arrive at the airport regularly, 2 hours prior their flight departure
TAV Macedonia, a subsidiary of TAV Airports, completed the upgrade of the baggage handling system and the installation of the new X-ray machine at Skopje Airport, that is another capital investment of the airport operator in worth of 2,4 million EUR.
The upgrade process of the Skopje International Airport baggage handling system and the new x-ray machine installation started on 9th October and ended on 28th November.
The whole project has been completed in a less than 2-month period, during which the operations included a demounting of the “Standard 2” X-ray machine, installment of the new, “Standard 3” X-ray machine and equipment, and testing of the latest technology before the commencement thereof.
“TAV, as a leading airport operator, is glad to announce the completion of a major project and significant investment in the upgrade of Skopje International Airport baggage handling system. This major investment of 2,4 million euros at Skopje Airport, and the baggage handling system upgrade project itself, will result in the optimization of internal airport operations and will significantly contribute to the improvement of the overall travel experience for our passengers. With the latest, security screening technology, computer tomography, the baggage screening capacity is now increased by 30%, or 1800 pieces of baggage per hour. The new, cutting-edge technology of the BHS, the advanced baggage tracking, increased capacity, and reduced processing times, are part of our vision for the future of air travel and prove our commitment to providing flawless travel experience, operational efficiency, and passenger satisfaction. Therefore, Skopje Airport is now set to redefine standards in baggage handling in the region. We are confident that such improvements and delivering unparalleled service to our passengers and airline partners will further fortify Skopje Airport's position in the region.” – stated Nejat Kurt, TAV Macedonia General Manager.
Now the passengers traveling from Skopje Airport, to complete all airport procedures, can arrive regularly - 2 hours before their flight.
Skopje Airport BHS was previously running with “Standard 2” X-ray equipment or conventional technology, and now, with this substantial investment that required redesigning and reconfiguring the BHS was upgraded with more powerful, Computer Tomography (CT) technology, or “Standard 3”, which is the highest standard set by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC).
TAV Macedonia General Manager, Nejat Kurt, also added that TAV’s investment in “Standard 3” technology for security screening of the hold baggage is another capital investment of the airport operator, after Skopje Airport runway renovation that was done in 2022. Skopje International Airport now operates a baggage handling system upgraded with a sophisticated, and highest quality X-ray device manufactured by a renowned brand and it is the only one of this kind in the wider region.
TAV Macedonia, a subsidiary of TAV Airports, finished the first 10 months of 2023 with a 30% increase in passenger traffic, reaching a total of 2,6 million (2.647.816) passengers at both Macedonian airports in Skopje and in Ohrid, while the number of flights at the same period was 19.935 with a 20% annual increase.