Although TAV did not give details regarding its modernisation plans for Skopje and Ohrid, according to the deal signed between TAV and the Macedonian Government 2 years ago, TAV has to construct a completely new modern terminal at Skopje Alexander the Great Airport with the existing runway being enlarged while communal infrastructure, a car park and a cargo building would be built together with the main project. Meanwhile, Ohrid’s St. Paul the Apostle Airport would go under complete reconstruction and modernization with a new car park, cargo building and VIP section to be built. Finally, the project outlines that a cargo terminal would be built in Štip in Eastern Macedonia. Štip Airport, which would be built within 3 years, according to the project guidelines, would be an alternative civilian airport for Skopje as well, with the possibility to become the country’s main airport within the next 20 years. The project in Ohrid would take a year to be completed while the Skopje project would take a few years. All projects will be carried out by TAV Construction which has not revealed its project renders and designs for Skopje and Ohrid.
TAV has confirmed that it will delay the Štip Airport project for several years. The airport was to be constructed at the same time that Skopje’s new terminal was under construction. TAV also operates Monastir Airport in Tunisia, Tbilisi and Batumi airports in Georgia and Istanbul Ataturk, Ankara and Izmir airports in Turkey.