FIVE YEARS OF TAV IN MACEDONIA: 17 NEW DESTINATIONS AND 75% GROWTH OF THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS AT AIRPORTS

FIVE YEARS OF TAV IN MACEDONIA: 17 NEW DESTINATIONS AND 75% GROWTH OF THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS AT AIRPORTS

Zoran Krstevski, General Manager, says that 2015 will be completed with a dozen of new routes, and as a result further growth of the total traffic

Seventeen new regular air routes and virtually double increase of the number of passengers at both airports – Skopje Alexander the Great and Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle - are the results of the five-year management of TAV Macedonia with the Macedonian airfields.

Since the company, part of the Turkish TAV Airports, in 2010 took over the management, the number of passengers at the Skopje Airport grew by 76,7%, that is from 684.905 passengers in 2010, to 1.210.509 last 2014. Together at the both airports, for the past five years, the total growth is 75%, or from 729.297 passengers in 2010, last year that number reached 1.278.343 passengers.

These days when we mark the fifth anniversary since the Turkish TAV Airports took over the management of Alexander the Great and St. Paul the Apostle, we can be proud of the development of the air traffic in Macedonia, thus contributing together with the Government and airlines as our partners, as well as all involved institutions. Today from Skopje can be traveled to 26 destinations in Europe and one to Dubai, which represents a significant difference regarding the situation in 2010, when the Capital city had air connection with only 10 cities, Zoran Krstevski, General Manager of TAV Macedonia, said.

He adds that within the same period and the number of airlines operating from Alexander the Great is more than twice increased, so currently from the main Macedonian airfield there are total of 12 operating air carriers, out of which three are low budget airlines. Krstevski points out that by the five new destinations from Skopje and two from Ohrid, which from the second half of this year will be launched by the low budget airline Wizz Air, as well as few new lines to be from the Alexander the Great, TAV Macedonia’s management expects to complete 2015 with a dozen of new air routes, which will contribute for the further growth of the total air traffic.

As part of TAV Airports, which is one of the leading airport operators in the world, we follow the world trends and developments in air transport and we are in a constant compete for attracting new airlines and increasing the number of routes, in order to achieve our long-term vision, and that is Alexander the Great to become regional center in the air traffic of the Balkans, which will link not only Macedonian, but also passengers from the whole region with Europe and globally, Alper Ersoy, Deputy General Manager for Operations of TAV Macedonia, said.

He outlined that passengers are yet to feel the benefits of the versatile offer of air routes and affordable flight fares, oriented towards all segments of passengers – business, youngsters and students, tourists, families, expatriates.

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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:
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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:
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..