Wizz Air to launch Skopje-Hanover flight

Skopje-Hanover is the new route set to start operating from Alexander the Great Airport in Skopje from Oct. 31. Tickets, starting from MKD 899 in one direction, can be already booked, TAV and Wizz Air said Friday.

The low-cost airline will operate the service twice a week during the 2016-2017 winter season. Planes will depart from Skopje every Monday and Friday and will take off from Hanover on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

“Hanover in Germany is the 23rd destination to which Wizz Air will be operating from the Skopje Airport, i.e. the ninth destination from Skopje, and from Macedonia in general, to Germany. We expect the flight to become successful and to connect our passengers with Germany for business and educational purposes or for vacation and leisure. At the same time, it is expected to attract German tourists and businessmen to visit Macedonia,” TAV Macedonia CEO Zoran Krstevski said.

In addition to Hanover, the airport in Skopje is connected to eight other cities in Germany, namely Berlin, Cologne, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen, Munich, and Nuremberg, with all flights being operated by Wizz Air.

With 33 destinations being offered by the Alexander the Great Airport alone, Macedonia in total is connected to 35 destinations taking into consideration the routes operated from the St. Paul the Apostle Airport in Ohrid.

The first nine months of 2016 have been wrapped up with a 17% increase in passengers handled at the two Macedonian airports compared to the same period last year, i.e. a total of 1,382,714 passengers. In the same period, from January to September, the number of take offs and landings at the two airports has risen by 11% – a total of 13,009 flights.