ACI NAMES OHRID AIRPORT AMONG THE TOP 3 WITH THE HIGHEST GROWTH IN EUROPE

ACI NAMES OHRID AIRPORT AMONG THE TOP 3 WITH THE HIGHEST GROWTH IN EUROPE

Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport, that is operated by TAV Macedonia, has been named among the top 3 airports in Europe that achieved highest growth in the first quarter of 2019, in ACI’s group of airports under 5 million passengers per year.

According to Airports Council International (ACI), Ohrid Airport has had a 63.9 percent increase in passenger traffic in Q1 2019 and 96,9% increase in passengers traffic in March 2019, compared to March 2018. In the category of less than 5 million passengers per year, only the Italian Taranto Airport (+152.2%) and the Georgian Kutaisi (+101%) had a stronger growth in the first quarter of 2019, than the second airport on North Macedonia.

This recognition by ACI Europe is a confirmation of our continuous efforts to bring a steady increase in air traffic at both airports operate by TAV Macedonia. At Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport we marked an incredible passenger’s growth of 64%, due to the three new routes opened in the last 6 months – Vienna in November 2018, Malmo and Milan - in March 2019. With the additional four new destinations that will be opened as of this summer – Memmingen, Dortmund, Stuttgart and Dusseldorf, we expect to maintain the high passenger’s increase rate at Ohrid Airport, reaching new records, stated Alper Ersoy, TAV Macedonia General Manager.

Compared to the average growth of passenger traffic at Europe’s airports (+4.4%), the increase at Ohrid Airport is bigger than 60%. With a growth rate of 5,6% in the first quarter of 2019, Skopje International Airport also had a larger average in Q1 2019 than the one across Europe.

Just recently, Switzerland’s leading leisure travel airline Edelweiss launched a new direct route from Ohrid to Zurich. Additionally, 'St. Paul the Apostle Airport' has 5 regular routes year-round, Vienna, Basel, Zurich, Malmo and Milan, and 8 seasonal destinations to: Amsterdam, Brussels, Tel Aviv, Warsaw, Katowice, Istanbul, Eindhoven and Tallinn, operated by 11 airlines. 

We finished the first 4 months of 2019 with almost seven hundred thousand passengers at Skopje International Airport and Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport and 10% increase on the annual level. Skopje Airport marked the expected passenger growth rate of 7% for the period January-April, that we expect to be higher in the second and the third quarter of the year, due to the opening of the 4 new destinations, Baden-Baden and Bremen, launched in March, and Larnaca and Turku, that’ll be opened in July 2019. TAV Macedonia, together with all aviation related Governmental bodies, will continue to work on the route network development at both airports. At the same time, customer satisfaction will remain as one of our top priorities, focusing on improvement and innovation of services for airlines and passengers, says Ersoy.

In the first four months of 2019 a total of 694.227 passengers traveled through both airports – Skopje International Airport and Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport, which is 10% increase compared to the same period of 2018.

Skopje International Airport is connecting travelers to a total of 42 regular destinations, operated by 13 airlines. Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport at the moment has 11 airlines that operate on 5 regular and 8 seasonal destinations.

TAV Macedonia finished 2018 with a total of 2,3 million passengers at both airports, which  is 16% annual increase, and 19.750 flights, with 9% annual increase. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

There is regular shuttle bus to/from Skopje International Airport for passengers that drives and stops at key bus stops throughout the City of Skopje and arrives at the airport. V2V Transporter manages and operates the shuttle buses for passengers. The shuttle bus timetable is prepared according to the arrivals/departures of flights at Skopje International Airport. One way ticket for the shuttle bus costs MKD 180. You can find more information in Passenger guide section on our the webpage, or click Bus.

Skopje International Airport operates 24/7. Restaurants and cafes such as Cakes & Bakes, Café In, Burger King and NeedStop are available for the passengers at any time; business lounge (PrimeClass CIP Service) offers you comfort 24/7, while ATU Duty Free is opened as per the flights timetable and offers wide range of products.  

Check-in at the passenger and baggage check-in counters starts 180 minutes (3 hours) before the scheduled time of departure (STD) specified on your flight ticket. The closing time of the airport check-in counter is no later than 60 minutes before STD stated on your flight ticket.
Since the beginning of COVID–19 pandemic, due to the requirements for different travel documents imposed by different countries, TAV Macedonia appeals to passengers to arrive at the airport 3 hours before take-off.

For information about your flight, please follow Skopje International Airport website, 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 Skopje International Airport Information Desk on the phone number: +38923148333, it 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.

In case of lost or damaged baggage, please immediately go to the Lost & Found Department, which is located near the baggage claim area, i.e. in the Arrivals Area after Passport Control and before Customs Control.
Our employees from L&F will prepare a lost/damaged baggage report for you, that you’ll later on send it to your airline. If you need to contact the Lost&Found department, please write us on: lostbaggage@tav.aero 
For lost or found items on the plane, please contact us at the same email: lostbaggage@tav.aero 
If you lose or find a personal item in the airport building, please report it immediately either to the Information Desk or to the Security staff, while if you have already left the airport, please write to us at lost.property@tav.aero
All details at:
http://skp.airports.com.mk/.../airport.../page/lost-luggage

Yes. Since 2015 TAV Macedonia has introduced free Wi-Fi internet at Skopje International Airport, which was upgraded in 2019. Passengers can access free internet through their mobile devices by simply connecting to a wireless network called TAV Airports, password is not required.

You can park your vehicle in our parking lot without prior reservation. This service is available 24/7 at Skopje International Airport. 
Car Park Pricelist:
Up to 1h    – MKD 90 
Up to 2h    – MKD 130 
2 – 4h    – MKD 250 
4 – 8h    – MKD 400 
Up to 24h    – MKD 700 
For more information on parking services, please click on Parking.

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 Payment 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.
For more information on parking services, please click on Parking or visit Passengers with disabilities and Passengers with Reduced Mobility – PRMs.

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.

Yes. There is a smoking room at Skopje International Airport, which is located in the security-restricted area, airside. The smoking room is located next to Gate number 201, i.e., on the left side after you pass passport control and security screening.
In addition to the smoking room, passengers can use the open terraces of the cafeterias located at the entrance to the terminal building of the airport.
Smoking is prohibited in all other areas of the terminal building. 

For general question or inquiry 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, which will respond to your inquiry accordingly as soon as possible..