14th of July 2017
NEW ROUTES FROM SKOPJE
Low cost airline Wizz Air has based a fourth aircraft, an Airbus A320, in Skopje today and is to open three new routes from Skopje to Rome Ciampino, Malta and Vaxjo in Sweden.
All of the new routes will operate twice per week. Furthermore, the airline will boost frequencies on existing services to Basel, Bratislava, Charleroi, Copenhagen, Eindhoven, Gothenburg, Malmo and Memmingen. In addition, an extra weekly flight will be added between Ohrid and Basel, for a total of four. Earlier this year, the carrier introduced a new two-weekly service between Budapest and Skopje, which will increase to three per week from late October.
Wizz Air handled a record 903.856 passengers at Skopje Airport during 2016, maintaining its position as Macedonia's leading airline. The figure represents growth of 23% compared to the previous year. As a result, the airline carried 54.8% of all passengers flying in and out of the Macedonian capital last year. During 2016, Wizz launched four new routes from Skopje. The low cost airline commenced operations from Macedonia in 2011 and has since welcomed over three million passengers to and from the country.
During the first half of 2017, Skopje Airport welcomed 802.621 travellers through its doors, an improvement of 5.9% on 2016.