New look Skopje AirportConstruction at Skopje Alexander the Great Airport is in full swing as the Turkish TAV, the operator of Macedonia’s main airport, delivers good on its initial promise. TAV presented its plans for the new terminal which will be on par with international standards. A total of six air bridges will connect the terminal building with aircraft. Restaurants and shops will feature prominently in the building, together with twenty three check-in desks, an increase compared to the current eight. A total of 1.200 vehicles will be able to use the airport’s parking which will be connected to the highway heading into the Macedonian capital. If all goes to plan, the new building should be open by the end of 2011, the “Sitel” portal reports. Recently, a new building for the airport’s fire department was completed, which is part of the multi million Euro project.
Several months ago TAV announced that a cargo building would also be built at the airport and the runway lengthened, in order to handle larger aircraft. Meanwhile, Ohrid’s St. Paul the Apostle Airport will also go under complete reconstruction and modernization with a new car park, cargo building and VIP section to be built. The project in Ohrid would take a year to be completed.
TAV has announced that all construction work is on schedule and meeting deadlines . The airport posted good results this June as passenger numbers increased by 17% compared to the same month last year.