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Skopje Alexander the Great International Airport

Skopje Alexander the Great International Airport
TAV Airports Holding, in what is a significant step towards establishing itself in Europe has recently undertaken operations of the Alexander the Great International Airport in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia. Operating the airport of the capital of Macedonia, which is expected to join the European Union in the near future, has been a rather significant step. The entrance gate of Macedonia, with its strategic location and 500-year past of historical ties with Turkey, was passed through by 657,000 passengers in 2008. Modernization is planned in such a way as to cover the technical infrastructure at the Alexander the Great International Airport by TAV Airports. Thus, it is targeted to contribute to the commercial and tourism relations of both Macedonia, and the capital city Skopje, which are symbols of the ethnic mosaic, and to increase the number of passengers.

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Mar Airways will start again

The charter airline MAT Airways will resume operations from Skopje for the first time since August 2011. The airline, owned by the Serbian tour operator Kon Tiki, will launch fourteen destinations from May 1. The carrier will first inaugurate two weekly flights to Antwerp in Belgium. Just over a month later, on June 18, Mat Airways will launch flights to Ancona (3 times per week), Milan-Bergamo (3 p/w), Bologna (3 p/w), Rome (4 p/w), Trieste (4 p/w), Bratislava (4 p/w), Basel (5 p/w), Dusseldorf (3 p/w), Stuttgart (2 p/w), Hamburg (2 p/w), Berlin (2 p/w) Malmo (2 p/w) and Istanbul-Sabiha Gokcen (2 p/w).

The airline owns a sole Boeing 737-500 but is also likely to use Sky Wings International’s Boeing 737-300, which has been sitting at Skopje Airport for months. MAT operated flights last summer but suspended operations due to poor loads in August. The new flights can be booked via the airline’s website. Prices start from 45 euros. MAT could also be interested in applying for subsidies to be offered by the Macedonian government for low cost airlines.

If the flights get off to a successful start it will be a major coup for Skopje Airport which has already seen strong growth this year. In February, Macedonia’s two commercial airports (Skopje and Ohrid) handled 49.031 passengers, an increase of 22% compared to the same month last year. It was accompanied by a 4% increase in the number of operated flights to and from the airports. Recently, Skopje Alexander the Great Airport finally received a public transport bus link to the city centre, allowing passengers easier access to the country’s main airport.

Skopje – Antwerp 2 weekly flights MAT Macedonian Airways
Skopje – Ancona 3 weekly flights MAT Macedonian Airways
Skopje – Milan-Bergamo 3 weekly flights MAT Macedonian Airways
Skopje – Bologna 3 weekly flights MAT Macedonian Airways
Skopje – Rome 4 weekly flights MAT Macedonian Airways
Skopje – Trieste 4 weekly flights MAT Macedonian Airways
Skopje – Bratislava 4 weekly flights MAT Macedonian Airways
Skopje – Basel 5 weekly flights MAT Macedonian Airways
Skopje – Dusseldorf 3 weekly flights MAT Macedonian Airways
Skopje – Stuttgart 2 weekly flights MAT Macedonian Airways
Skopje – Hamburg 2 weekly flights MAT Macedonian Airways
Skopje – Berlin 2 weekly flights MAT Macedonian Airways
Skopje – Malmo 2 weekly flights MAT Macedonian Airways
Skophe – Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen 2 weekly flights  MAT Macedonian Airways

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