WIZZ AIR ANOUNCES FOUR NEW ROUTES FROM SKOPJE AND OHRID AIRPORTS

WIZZ AIR ANOUNCES FOUR NEW ROUTES FROM SKOPJE AND OHRID AIRPORTS



Wizz Air will introduce 3 new destinations from Skopje International Airport - Bologna and Turin, both in Italy, and Billund in Denmark, while from Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport, the airline will start to fly to Friedrichshafen, Germany.

 

As the airline announces, the first flights to all destinations will depart in December 2021. Wizz Air started with sales of tickets, available online on wizzair.com and through the mobile app.  

 

The new services to Bologna, Turin, Friedrichshafen and Billund will start being operated thanks to the return of the allocation of the 5th aircraft to the Wizz Air base in Skopje

 

We are very happy that despite the ongoing aviation crisis and travel restrictions due to Covid-19, Wizz Air announces four new routes from Skopje and Ohrid airports and deploys their 5th aircraft at Skopje International Airport. We hope that the announced new destinations – Bologna, Turin, and Billund from Skopje, and Friedrichshafen from Ohrid, will be attractive for our passengers, thus they’ll seize the opportunity to discover new cities and enjoy in unforgettable travel experiences”, states TAV Macedonia General Manager, Metin Batak. 

 

As Wizz Air officials inform, these new destinations are unique for their culture, nature and hospitality. Known for its famous towers, churches and lengthy porticoes, Bologna is one of the most popular cities in Italy. The city has a large student population that gives it a cosmopolitan character. Turin on the other side is known for its refined architecture and cuisine. The city of Billund is home to the second largest airport in Denmark and is an entertainment hotspot in Europe, providing attractions for all family members, especially little ones thanks to the famous Legoland. Situated directly on the shores of Lake Constance, Friedrichshafen is naturally all about action and fun in, around and on the water.

“We are happy to announce the expansion of our route network from North Macedonia to new destinations in Italy, Germany and Denmark. With the new services from Skopje to Bologna, Turin and to Billund, and from Ohrid to Friedrichshafen Wizz Air is offering even more diversity in terms of destinations to Macedonians. Everyone can enjoy ultra-low fares and travel safe to their new favourite city break destination to discover new places on board of our modern aircraft. We look forward to welcome on board the first passengers to these new exciting destinations.”, said Paulina Gosk, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air.

TAV Macedonia underlines that as an airport operator they have taken strict health and safety precaution measures to prevent spread of Covid-19 in its airports premises. As a result, Skopje International Airport and Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport are accredited by Airports Council International (ACI) in ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation Program, which is a new international health benchmark for airports around the world, designed to help reassure the travelling public that airport facilities remain safe and that precautions are being taken to reduce any risk to their health.


 

TAV Macedonia officials remind all passengers to respect the announced health and safety measures, meaning not to come to the airport if they have illness symptoms, to wear a mask all the time, to maintain a physical distance and high level of personal hygiene.

At the same time, as of 19th August 2021, in line with the new Government measures, TAV Macedonia introduced new rules for entrance in the terminal buildings of both airports: presenting either vaccination certificate, either certificate that confirms having recovered from Covid-19 in the last 45 days, either a medical certificate of a negative Covid-19 test, PCR not older than 72 hours, or rapid antigen not older than 48 hours. These rules do not apply to persons under the age of 18.

 

Wizz Air continues to be in the forefront of the industry having implemented stringent health and hygiene measures to protect passengers and crew. Whilst the HEPA filters of all Wizz Air aircraft already filter out 99.97% of viruses and bacteria from the air, Wizz Air’s protocols support physical distancing guidelines, ensure an ultra-clean environment on board and reduce any non-essential human interaction and physical contact, so that WIZZ passengers can feel confident that they are travelling to their destination safely.

 

Wizz Air advises passengers to check travel regulations prior to the start of their trip. With the latest enhancements of the WIZZ Travel Planning Map, passengers can check travel restrictions updates within the WIZZ network. The colour-coded site lays out a comprehensive map of possible destinations travellers can embark on, with relevant links to government websites, travel pages, and any forms that have to be filled out prior to departure.

 

For extra peace of mind, Wizz Air recommends that passengers add WIZZ Flex to their booking, for an extra layer of protection. By doing so, passengers can choose to travel on a different date, or to a different destination as well as having the option to cancel their flight up to 3 hours before departure without any fee and get 100% of the original fare immediately reimbursed in airline credit.

 

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THE NEWEST WIZZ AIR ROUTES FROM NORTH MACEDONIA

 

ROUTE

DAYS

STARTING FROM

FARES FROM

Skopje – Bologna

Wednesday, Sunday

19 December 2021

19.99 EUR / 1229 MKD

Skopje - Turin

Tuesday, Saturday

18 December 2021

19.99 EUR / 1229 MKD

Skopje – Billund

Thursday, Sunday

19 December 2021

19.99 EUR / 1229 MKD

Ohrid – Friedrichshafen

Tuesday, Saturday

18 December 2021

19.99 EUR / 1229 MKD

 
 

Covid19: Travel Safe

-    TAV Macedonia, as an airport operator, acts in accordance with the state institutions in the countries where passengers travel, the airports border authorities and the rules and regulations of the airlines. For information on current air travel restrictions and the required documents for entrance in the intended country, please contact the related embassy and the airline that you will be travelling with.


Additionally, from September 1, 2021, domestic and foreign citizens will be able to exit the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia if at the border crossing, they enclose/present the following:
•    certificate / confirmation for immunization (vaccination) of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, i.e., received at least two doses of vaccine against the infectious disease COVID-19 (all vaccines are accepted at least 14 days after the application of the second dose); or
•    certificate / confirmation for having recovered from COVID-19 in the last 45 days, counting from the day of recovery: or
•    medical certificate with negative result from RT PCR SARS-CoV-2 test, made 72 hours before entering the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia or
•    negative result of a rapid antigen test made 48 hours before entering the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia.
This decision is not applicable for passengers younger than 18. 

 - It is mandatory for passengers to put on a face mask before entering the airport terminal building and to wear it constantly as they move through the airport, until they leave the terminal building and board a plane. Regarding the flight rules, passengers should follow the requirements of the airline with which they travel.
Passengers who do not wear a protective mask will not be allowed to enter the airport building.
 


- Despite the existence of the online registration option, due to the new Covid-19 restrictions, passengers are obliged, upon their arrival at the airport, to register at the check-in counters, to check and verify the documents required to enter the country in which they travel, as well as to check-in their luggage.
 

-    Passengers will need to follow the instructions of security agents in a disciplined manner, and there, as in all procedures where queues are expected, it will be necessary to keep a physical distance of at least 1.5 meter.

As of 19.8.2021, 21:00h entrance into the airport terminal building will be allowed only by presenting one of the following:


-    Certificate / confirmation for immunization (vaccination) of the SARSCoV-2 virus, i.e., application of at least the first dose of vaccine against the infectious disease COVID-19; or
-    Certificate / confirmation for having recovered from COVID19 in the last 45 days, counting from the day of recovery; or
-    Medical certificate with negative result from RT PCR SARSCoV-2 test, 72 hours, or rapid antigen test, 48 hours.

*This does not apply to persons under the age of 18.

Please use Departures C door to enter, and Arrivals B door to exit the airport terminal building.

-    We highly recommend to our passengers to arrive at the airport at least 3 to 4 hours before their flight. Due to new measures for protection from COVID-19, some of the airport procedures may take longer time.

    Business and VIP lounge areas are cleaned and disinfected as prescribed by public health authorities with increased frequency based on the air traffic.

    Adequate protection for staff members which includes personal protective equipment, such as gloves, medical masks, goggles or face shields.

    Information signage and floor markings to encourage physical distancing as well as multiple self-hand sanitizers, alcohol-based with adequate signage for passengers.

    All served products in the lounges will be displayed prepacked in foil therefore all guests will be able to get products as individual packs.

    Self-service options where passengers have limited contact with staff.

-  Frequent disinfection of frequently contacted surfaces.

- Separate waste bins are placed for disposal of mask and gloves.

- Tables and chairs are disinfected after being used by our guests.

- All the employees in the outlets shall wear protective equipment. Plexiglas separator has been fixed in order to avoid the contact between cashier and guests.

- At the entrance of the outlets and in the common areas, hand sanitizer units are placed.

- Through guiding signs, guests will be reminded of the physical distancing rules and rules to follow, especially for the lines at order and payment points.

- In all restaurants, the capacity has been reduced and the distance between tables has been increased. Four chairs will be put across to all tables.

- Тrays and plates will be removed from common areas, they’ll be given to guests by the service staff.

- Disposable packed products (salt, sugar, napkins, straws, stirrers) will be handed to our guests by the service staff, while the same products in disposable packages are removed from the common areas.

- For the lines at order and payment points, stickers have been posted on the floor at a distance (1.5m) suitable for social distance.

- Employees shall work using protective equipment.

- All the used equipment in the duty free that comes in contact with the customers, shall be disinfected frequently.

- Guiding signs for the prescribed physical distancing (1.5m) in the shop area for all present persons are placed.

- We encourage customers to use only contactless credit or debit card.

- Strict entrance points in shops will be placed, with an alcohol-based disinfectant liquid machine to be used prior entering the shop.

- Passengers who are not wearing a mask will not be admitted into the store.

- Not more than 10 customers will be allowed at the same time in the shops.

-    Passengers should arrive at the airport at least 3 to 4 hours before their flight, as check-in counters close at least 1 hour before departure time. This means that passengers must have completed the check-in procedures at least 1 hour before take-off, and then the Passport Control and Security Checking procedures, in order to arrive on time in the boarding area, i.e., at the Gates. It is mandatory for passengers to wear a protective mask, maintain the prescribed physical distance indoors and maintain a high level of personal hygiene.

From September 1, 2021, domestic and foreign citizens will be able to enter the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia if at the border crossing, they enclose/present the following:
•    certificate / confirmation for immunization (vaccination) of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, i.e., received at least two doses of vaccine against the infectious disease COVID-19 (all vaccines are accepted and at least 14 days after the application of the second dose); or
•    certificate / confirmation for having recovered from COVID-19 in the last 45 days, counting from the day of recovery: or
•    medical certificate with negative result from RT PCR SARS-CoV-2 test, made 72 hours before entering the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia or
•    negative result of a rapid antigen test made 48 hours before entering the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia.
For both domestic and foreign citizens who will return to the country after September 1, and do not have a negative PCR test, a negative antigen test or certificates for vaccination or certificate for being recovered from COVID-19, a quarantine measure of 7 (seven) days of home isolation will be determined with a decision of the State Sanitary and Health inspectorate. The cost of isolating for foreign nationals is at their expense.
Foreign nationals transiting through the country will be able to do so within 5 hours with a previously signed statement of entry into the country which they will have to submit before the border control at the exit from the country.
Exceptions to this measure are the aircraft crews and professional drivers of freight motor vehicles entering the border crossings on the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia, as well as all types of groups or individual trips or passengers and professional drivers of freight motor vehicles transiting through the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia, for which they must sign a Transit Declaration.

This decision is not applicable for passengers younger than 18. 

-    You can make COVID-19 tests prior your departure at both airports through laboratories Zan Mitrev and Nikob Lab. More information available on the links below:


Skopje International Airport:
https://zmc.mk/en/covid19/skopje-ohrid-airport-covid-19-testing-point/  

https://nikoblab.mk/ 



 
Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport:
https://zmc.mk/en/covid19/skopje-ohrid-airport-covid-19-testing-point/   

http://ohd.airports.com.mk/mk-MK/media-centre-mk/announcements-mk/page/announcement-covid-testing-airport-ohrid-mk  

 

-    We regularly and timely apply all measures of the Government and the Ministry of Health, as competent state institutions. Of course, we also follow the experiences of other airports around the world and the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Airports Council (ACI) and the International the Air Transport Association (IATA), all in order to take appropriate action in a timely manner as conditions change in this global pandemic.