The Macedonian International News Agency reports that Macedonian companies will participate in the construction of Skopje’s new terminal with TAV deciding which companies will conduct the construction work. “This is important because Macedonian workers will build the airport, while Turkish experts will supervise the construction”, Macedonia’s Minister for Transportation, Mile Janakieski, said.
Meanwhile, for a second consecutive month, Skopje and Ohrid airports reported improved passengers figures compared to last year. A total of 36.153 passengers were served at Macedonia’s 2 airports in February, which is an increase of 3.3% in comparison with the same period last year, the Macedonian “Makfax” news agency reports. Alexander the Great Airport in Skopje served 34.481 passengers, an increase of 1.7% compared with the same month last year. The number of charter flights increased as well. In February 2010 there were a total 76 charters, or 61.7% more than in February 2009. On the other hand, 1.672 passed through Saint Paul the Apostle Airport in Ohrid in February, an increase of 70.6% compared to last year. From June 20, Bulgaria Air will launch 2 weekly flights from Sofia to Skopje. Flight details will soon be available in the new route launches section.