Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Transavia to Macedonia

Soon in Skopje and Ohrid
KLM’s low cost subsidiary Transavia.com will begin one weekly seasonal summer charter flights from Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport to both Skopje and Ohrid in Macedonia. The flights will commence on April 29, 2010 and come as result of an agreement between Transavia, the Dutch-Macedonian tour operator Karatnova Tours and Schipol Airport. The new service will operate once per week until the end of October.

A spokesperson from the Dutch embassy in Macedonia said that the new flights will strengthen the potential and competitiveness of Macedonia on the international tourist market. The embassy announced that a group of 30 Dutch tour operators and journalists will visit Macedonia next month in order to get acquainted with the country’s beauties and to present Macedonia to Dutch tourists. There is hope that Transavia will mostly carry tourists to Ohrid while passengers from Skopje will mostly use the line in order to transfer at Schipol Airport onto other flights.

Skopje is currently being used by 8 scheduled airlines. Transavia will be the only low cost airline to serve the airport. Skopje reported that it had 600.000 passengers in 2009, a decrease of 8% compared to 2008.

7 comments:

  1. Добродојдовте на Македонија :) Wish them success in Macedonia. Any other company intrested in Macedonian airports as well?

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  2. Wizz will be, once conditions with the airport in Skopje settle down.

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  3. great news about Transavia,

    I really hope that Wizz Air will be inrested if not more then to at least to Budapest :)

    Greetings

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  4. very interesting and great news! all the best to Skopje and Ohrid airports! They deserve even better! And I hope that Wizzair or any other LCC will start flying regulary from these two airports!

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  5. Germanwings did, but I am assuming they didn't make any profit on their route Cologne - Skopje. Lets hope that something new will come up soon again.
    I am pretty sure that Skopje - Athens line will be profitable even with all those political issues around.

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  6. SWISS to start Macedonia service

    Posted: 03 Feb 2010 12:01 AM PST



    SWISS from 28MAR10 begins 1 weekly Zurich – Ohrid and 2 weekly Zurich – Skopje service, operated by Edelweiss. Schedule as follows:

    Zurich – Ohrid
    LX8432 ZRH0630 – 0830OHD 320 7
    LX8433 OHD0920 – 1145ZRH 320 7

    11APR10 – 09MAY10 operates 1hr later

    Zurich – Skopje
    LX8438 ZRH0655 – 0855SKP 320 6
    LX8438 ZRH1155 – 1355SKP 320 3

    LX8439 SKP0935 – 1145ZRH 320 6
    LX8439 SKP1435 – 1645ZRH 320 3

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  7. great news on LX. Добродојдовте на Македонија :)

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