The new look MatKon Tiki Travel, the owner of Mat Airways, has revealed that its start up charter airline will be called Mat, ending speculation about a possible name change. Originally, the Macedonian Civil Aviation Agency expressed concern about the airline’s name, as it could suggest that it has links with the management of the defunct national carrier MAT Macedonian Airlines, which is still being sued for unlawful ticket sales and debt. However, the new Mat does carry a new logo.
Mat hopes to begin flights by July 20 with the inaugural service taking place from Ohrid to Belgrade. The airline is currently selling most of its tour packages to holiday makers via Belgrade. Mat Airways owns a Boeing B737-500, which is currently located in Skopje. It sports a Macedonian flag on its tail and red coloured engines.