WIZZ AIR TRANSPORTED 1,2 MILLION PASSENGERS IN MACEDONIA IN 2017

WIZZ AIR TRANSPORTED 1,2 MILLION PASSENGERS IN MACEDONIA IN 2017

In 2017 Wizz Air, Macedonia’s leading airline, carried over a record number of 1.2 million passengers on its low-fare Macedonian routes, which represents a 20% growth year over year and supports 900* local jobs in associated industries. During the year, WIZZ expanded its Skopje fleet to four based aircraft and launched four new routes from the Macedonian capital to Budapest, Malta, Rome and Vaxjo.

-2017 was a year of massive expansion for Wizz Air.  We delivered significant growth in all aspects of the business establishing WIZZ as one of the fastest growing airlines and putting in place foundations for continued growth over the next decade. With our proven ultra-low-cost business model, highly skilled, customer-oriented crew, young and modern fleet and excellent value service we are well placed to be the airline of choice for savvy customers in all countries we operate and continue our consistent and rapid growth bringing even more opportunities to Europe and beyond, said József Váradi, Wizz Air Chief Executive Officer.

Continuing its strong growth, Wizz Air has 1.6 million seats on sale on its Macedonian routes in 2018, 23% more than in the previous year.  With its recently announced Ohrid-Vienna service, Wizz Air now offers 30 low-fare routes to 14 countries from its two Macedonian airports, Skopje and Ohrid. 

-As the airline with the biggest share in passenger traffic, we expect Wizz Air to continue with the development of their business on the Macedonian market, investing in new destinations and increase of frequencies of the existing routes. All newly introduced destinations in this segment proved as successful, boosting even bigger demand by the passengers. TAV Macedonia as always will continue to focus to expand our network, but also to our main goal which is to provide high quality services to our passengers and clients, stated Alper Ersoy, TAV Macedonia General Manager.

Wizz Air announced today that, during 2017, it carried a record number of passengers from the Macedonian airports, expanded its operations significantly, placed its largest-ever aircraft order, launched a part-sponsored training scheme for aspiring pilots and introduced a number of enhancements to its customer experience.

In 2017 Wizz Air carried more than 28 million passengers on its low-fare routes, some 24% more than in 2016. 14 brand new aircraft joined Wizz Air’s fleet, with the 13 Airbus A321 and one Airbus A320 aircraft taking the total to 88 aircraft. The additional aircraft also saw an additional 600 direct jobs created with the airline, with more than 3,500 aviation professionals now working for the airline based at 27 airports in 15 countries, including the two newest WIZZ bases at London Luton in the United Kingdom and Varna in Bulgaria. Wizz Air also continued to develop its route network, with an additional seven airports and more than 100 new services growing the network to almost 600 routes across 145 destinations in 44 countries.

In another important milestone for the year, Wizz Air signed its largest aircraft order to date with Airbus for the purchase of a further 146 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft. The new agreement, once approved by the Company’s shareholders, brings WIZZ’s outstanding orders with Airbus to 282 aircraft, providing a committed delivery stream of aircraft until the end of 2026 and enabling the airline to continue to grow as well as renew its fleet and keep its fleet one of the youngest and most efficient in Europe.

Underlining its commitment to ensuring an excellent customer experience, Wizz Air also increased the size of free luggage allowance by 50%, further improved its online platforms including its state-of-the-art website and WIZZ mobile app and launched innovative products (Fare Lock, Flexible Travel Partner) to provide more flexibility to its savvy customers.

TAV Macedonia finished 2017 with 2 million passengers (2.027.344) at Skopje and Ohrid Airports, which is an increase of 13% compared to 2016. At the same time with the passenger’s traffic increase, the total number of flights at both Skopje and Ohrid Airports has been increased by 7% , reaching 18.130 flights in 2017.

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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..