AT OHRID AIRPORT: TAV WELCOMED THE 1ST NORDICA FLIGHT FROM TALLINN

AT OHRID AIRPORT: TAV WELCOMED THE 1ST NORDICA FLIGHT FROM TALLINN

Forty five minutes after midnight, water canon saluted the first arriving flight from Tallinn at Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport. After the successfully negotiated cooperation between TAV Airports and Nordica, Estonia’s national airline today launched the first seasonal flight on the route Tallinn – Ohrid – Tallinn.

Passengers of the ninety-seat Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft were warmly welcomed with colorful cupcakes as they disembarked for their new travel experience in Ohrid.

As of today, 2nd June, until September 15th, the new seasonal route Tallinn – Ohrid – Tallinn will be operated every Saturday. The arrival time at Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport from Tallinn shall be 00:45 hrs, to depart back to Tallinn at 01:20 hrs.  

-We are happy and it is our pleasure to welcome the announced new route operated by Estonian Nordica at Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport. Being the fifth new destination introduced at Ohrid Airport within the past two years, Tallinn, as a new incoming passenger market, would bring many benefits not only for the airport, but also for the entire tourism sector in Ohrid and in our country in general. Thanks to TAV Airports Marketing Department, now we are expecting more than 2.500 passengers from Estonian capital to visit Macedonia’s pearl, Ohrid and Ohrid Lake, to enrich their travel experience and to spread the word for the natural beauties and for the hospitality of Macedonia and Macedonians, stated Alper Ersoy, TAV Macedonia General Manager.

Tickets for the 3 hours flight Tallinn – Ohrid – Tallinn are already on sale since 26th September 2017, at Nordica web page https://www.nordica.ee/ with prices starting from EUR 99.90.

Nordica is promoting Ohrid among Estonians as the most popular holiday resort of Macedonia, a beautiful and romantic city, very rich in architecture, with magnificent landscape views, reminding their passengers that it is one of the oldest cities in Europe, protected by UNESCO World Heritage List.

 Sven Kukemelk, the Executive Director Business Development in Nordica stated: “It is a great day for Nordica to start first ever direct route between Estonia and Macedonia! Ohrid is so important for so many reasons for us: our southernmost destination, first summer seasonal route not next to the sea and first ever route. We have great hopes for this route and looking forward to bringing a lot of Estonians to Macedonia and would like to invite at the same time all the Macedonians to enjoy Estonian hospitability.”

According to Nordica’s officials, airline’s summer routes are very popular and during the past summer season the airline served more than 25.000 passengers on its seasonal flights to Nice, Split, Rijeka and Odessa.

Estonian flag carrier Nordica is the biggest carrier in Estonia with the largest number of direct flights from Tallinn to different European destinations. In cooperation with partner airlines, Nordica offers connecting flights to more than 140 destinations in the world. 

With the introduction of the new charter flight on 15th April, Istanbul-Ohrid-Istanbul, 2018 summer season at Ohrid Airport was officially opened. The route Eindhoven – Ohrid – Eindhoven, launched in May this year, and the operating charter flights from/to Amsterdam, Brussels, Tel Aviv and Katowice, and the three regular flights to Basel, Zurich and London, make Ohrid more attractive destination for the tourists.

Therefore, TAV Macedonia is expecting busy summer season since Tallinn is the 8th scheduled flight destination added to Ohrid Airport route network map. Nordica now connects Macedonian holiday resort with Estonia, and represents one more new incoming market for passengers at Ohrid Airport and for tourists at Ohrid Lake.

In the first five months of 2018 (January-May), a total of  823.801  passengers travelled through both Macedonian airports, Skopje International Airport and Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport, with 19% increase on the annual level. At the same time the total number of flights was 7.196 with 16% increase on annual level.

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..