With a ceremonial water bridge for the aircraft and chocolate Mozartkugeln for the passengers, Austrian and TAV celebrated the two decades from March 31st 1996, when the carrier completed the first flight between Austria’s and Macedonia’s capitals

Austrian Airlines and the Macedonian airports operator, TAV, today at “Alexander the Great” marked the 20th anniversary of the first Vienna-Skopje flight. With a ceremonial water bridge for the aircraft and chocolate Mozartkugeln for the passengers, Austrian and TAV celebrated the two decades from March 31st 1996, when the carrier completed the first flight between Austria’s and Macedonia’s capitals. Today the Austrian carrier services up to two daily flights between the Macedonian capital and Vienna. 

We always had a very special and passionate relationship with Macedonia connecting your capital with our capital in Austria making sure to generate a link between our countries and to transport many passengers between the two cities – no matter if due to leisure or business reasons.  In 2015 this meant having more than 97 000 passengers on board of our flights. 200 Macedonian companies have signed up for our Corporate Program PPB which again shows how important our flights are to support business relationships with MK - said Alexander Tolweth, the company’s regional director. 

During the last 20 years, Austrian Airlines has been a reliable partner for business and leisure travelers between Skopje and the Austrian hub in Vienna. Therefore Austrian Airlines offers the ideal connection to the dense Austrian network with a total of around 130 destinations in 58 countries.

Today we’re celebrating a great milestone, 20 years from the first Vienna-Skopje flight. For one route to continuously exist that long and to have a constant high demand, speaks about its attractiveness but also about the services that Austrian offers. TAV sees a strong partner in this company, one that precisely, on time and safely transfers passengers from Skopje to the European destinations. At the same time, through the Vienna airport, it offers them a direct connection with the other continents. I honestly hope that this partnership will last for many years and together we’ll mark even bigger milestones - stated Zoran Krstevski, TAV Macedonia’s General Manager. 

Besides the attractive connections passengers of Austrian Airlines also benefit from the high reliability of Austrian flights: In the first quarter of 2016, the Austrian carrier operated a total of 28,909 flights deploying 76 aircraft, or about 318 flights per day. The regularity of operation was 98.7 percent, whereas the punctuality rate on departure was 90.5 percent. According to “FlightStats”, Austrian Airlines was the second most punctual airline in the world in March 2016, with a punctuality rate on arrival of 90.3 percent. 

We are also very happy that OS is growing and we are constantly introducing new destinations: recently we openend SHA, as of Sep we will fly to HKG and as of the winter schedule we are flying to Havana. Also we are currently receiving our new Embraer fleet which ensures a great new product – which will also be partly flown to SKP – so this is good news - said Tolweth. 

Thanks to its favorable geographical location at the heart of Europe, the Austrian hub at Vienna International Airport is the ideal gateway between East and West. The airport’s minimum time of transfer of 25 minutes is unique among the world’s hubs and is of special value to the passengers transferring with Austrian to Europe, North America or Asia. Austrian Airlines offers six lounges in its Austrian Star Alliance Terminal. Passengers are welcome to enjoy an assortment of delicacies from Austria and from around the world in all lounges. They are supplied by DO & CO and are complemented by a comprehensive selection of national and international beverages.

With its work, Austrian Airlines contributes into the positive results of Macedonia’s aviation industry. TAV Macedonia finished 2015 with a 22% increase in the total number of passengers at two Macedonian airports - Alexander the Great in Skopje  and  St. Paul the Apostle in Ohrid, reaching 1,560,381 passengers. The trend of increased traffic continues this year. In the first four months of 2016 through both Macedonian airports transported were 486,968 passengers, which is increase of 28% compared to the same period in 2015. At the same time, number of operations (landings and take-offs) at both airports increased by 15%.

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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 199. 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
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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:
1h – MKD 100
2h – MKD 150 
3h – MKD 200 
3h-4h – MKD 300 
4h-6h – MKD 400
6h-8h – MKD 500
24h – MKD 1,000
3-5 days – MKD 3,500
5-7 days – MKD 4,500
Each additional day – MKD 400 
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 within 24 hours. 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 person with disability will be automatically exempt from paying for the car park service. If all designated parking lots for persons with disabilities 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.

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..