Skopje Airport receives Wizz Air boost

Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in Airline News, Dubai, Eastern Europe, Macedonia, Middle East, Spotting News | Posted on 21-06-2012

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Skopje Airport in Macedonia has been hoping for some good news lately, following the demise of national carrier Macedonian Airlines in 2009. The government has been courting Jat Airways and Turkish Airlines to try and reinstate air routes from the country’s airports.

Currently Austrian Airlines and Croatia Airlines are the biggest carriers serving Macedonia.

Ryanair have also been indicating their interest in operating low-cost flights from the country’s airports, and now Wizz Air has announced it is starting a base from Skopje to offer cheap connections to various European destinations.

Initially, six routes will be offered by Wizz, all starting in October 2012 and utilising their Airbus A320 aircraft. The routes are:

Basel, Switzerland
Dortmund, Germany
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Malmo Sturup, Sweden
Milan Bergamo, Italy
Munich, Germany

The airline already serves London Luton, UK and Venice Treviso, Italy, from Skopje.

Other good news for Skopje recently was the announcement that FlyDubai will begin direct Boeing 737-800 flights to Dubai by the end of the year.