Operator TAV Macedonia plans to enhance Skopje Airport’s connectivity by introducing several new flight routes in 2023 and welcoming multiple airlines to the Macedonian market. Among these, Lufthansa will debut a ten-weekly service between Frankfurt and Skopje in April, while Norwegian Air Shuttle will launch a two-weekly service from Oslo to Skopje in June 2023. Additionally, Croatia Airlines will begin operating two weekly summer flights from Split to Skopje, following successful negotiations with the airport.
Commenting on its plans for 2023, TAV Macedonia’s General Manager, Metin Batak, noted, “We are certain that the effort invested in the day-to-day airport operations and the quality of airport services provided to our customers and clients by our experienced and professional, committed staff, as well as the great cooperation with all stakeholders and authorities in aviation, will be reason enough for the airports in Skopje and Ohrid to this year achieve at least the traffic levels from 2019 and celebrate new successes and excellent results”. He added, “We as TAV are really satisfied with the 2022 recovery and air traffic results for both Skopje and Ohrid airports. Skopje and Ohrid airports finished 2022 just 11% below 2019 levels, or with 89% of 2019’s passenger volume. Therefore, it can be concluded that TAV Macedonia, as an airport operator, is effectively and successfully mastering and overcoming the crisis and its consequences”.
The Macedonian government’s subsidy program will also boost the Skopje airport by supporting the launch of new routes from Skopje this year. The program has been updated with new terms and conditions to diversify the country’s selection of airlines and destinations.
Airlines applying for the subsidy must be from Europe, have carried at least 10 million passengers, and generated 25 million euros in profit in 2019. The program stipulates that the routes must be maintained at least twice per week throughout the year until 2026. Funding will not be provided for routes that have been operated from the airport in the past two seasons (summer and winter). Wizz Air, who won the previous three public calls, sees this as an opportunity and is evaluating the tender.
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