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July 2015

More than 600 thousand passengers and growth of almost 14% registered on Skopje Airport in the first 6 months of 2015

Skopje “Alexander the Great” Airport has closed the first semester of 2015 with 608.721 served passengers, thereby recording growth of 13,8% compared to the same period last year. The Hungarian low cost carrier Wizz Air remains the undisputed leader on the airport with a share of 50%. The company launched 5 new routes, increased frequencies on several of the existing routes and grew by 20% in the first six months of 2015. The second place was occupied by Turkish Airlines which has overtaken Austrian Airlines as the first choice airline for connected flights and grew by a solid 8,2% in the first semester of 2015.

Macedonia Ranked 59th in the World for its Airport Infrastructure

In other related news, the World Economic Forum has published its acclaimed biannual Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report, in which it measures and ranks the competitiveness of 141 economies, comprising of fourteen pillars, one of which is air transport. In the 2015 report, Macedonia was named as having the highest quality airport infrastructure in the former Yugoslavia, although Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo were not included in the survey. Two-thirds of the data in the report are provided by international organizations, with the remaining third based on surveys carried out among over 15.000 business executives and business leaders annually in all the economies included in the assessment. The survey represents a unique source of insight into critical aspects of travel and tourism competitiveness.

Skopje - Budapest link anticipated by year’s end

Macedonia and Hungary plan to establish nonstop flights between their respective capital cities by the end of 2015, three years after the last scheduled service was operated between the two. Following talks in Skopje, the Hungarian Minister of State for Economic Diplomacy, Levente Magyar, said that plans for this year include launching direct flights between Budapest and the Macedonian capital as it currently takes some seven to eight hours to travel between the two cities. A direct air link would slash travel time to just ninety minutes and would help the development of economy and tourism between the two countries.. The Hungarian Wizz Air, which boasts an extensive network from Skopje and has its own base in the city, is most likely to operate the service, according to government officials.

Skopje - Bratislava Flights Starting from March 2016

The Managing Director of Bratislava Airport, Ivan Trhlik, speaking to Radio and Television Slovakia has announced the introduction of flights between the Slovakian capital and Skopje. The new route to Skopje ”Alexander the Great” Airport will be launched by March next year, along with several other flights to the capital of Slovakia. Which carrier will operate the route still remains to be seen, but it is highly likely it will be Ryanair since Bratislava is a Ryanair base…

Capitol Mall with new campaign at the Skopje Airport

Our client Capitol Mall just started new campaign at Skopje Airport. The advertisement is placed on the arriving door on airports main hall.

T-Mobile’s promotional activities at the Skopje Airport

Here are some pictures of T-Mobile’s ongoing promotional activities at the Skopje Airport.