The Macedonian Civil Aviation Agency (ACV), which had been in constant war with MAT Macedonian Airlines until it finally grounded the airline, has not confirmed whether Mat Airways registration papers had been handed inn but warns that any start up airline in Macedonia must have at least 51% of its shares owned by a Macedonian company. The ACV also says that when registration papers are handed inn a commission will have to rule whether r there is a connection between the defunct MAT and Mat Airways.
Reportedly, several former MAT employees are working on the new Mat Airways project. “It has not been decided when the airline will begin operations. Mat Airways is an independent airline and is not associated with MAT”, Čačkirov says.MAT Macedonian Airlines has still not begun bankruptcy proceedings. When this process commences it ill be determined who exactly will receive the airline’s property, including a Boeing B737-500. Mat Airways is the latest in a string of companies trying to register airlines in the country following the demise of MAT.