Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mat Airways to begin Skopje flights

Skopje from September
The reincarnated MAT Macedonian Airlines, will begin operations from Skopje in September, the airline reports. Mat Airways, which has been operating summer flights for the Serbian tour operator Kon Tiki Travel from Belgrade, plans to move to its new home in Skopje. The first scheduled charter destinations to be launched are Zurich, Prague, Rome and Barcelona. Flights to Germany, as well as Priština, are also expected to commence in the near future, the “Kanal 5” network reports.

“Our plan is to expand our fleet and purchase another aircraft. We aim to be the best in the airline industry, slowly but surely reaching the top”, Zoran Milevski, the president of the board of the Metropolitan Investment Group (one of Mat’s owners) said. Mat Airways currently owns a Boeing B737-500 which carries a hybrid livery comprising of the airline’s logo and bits and pieces of the Macedonian flag. Danijela Pusara, the airline’s PR manager, said that Mat is currently not seeking to become Macedonia’s national carrier but she did not rule out the possibility for the future.


  1. 1.
    I read in the Kosovan media that MAT Airways/Con Tiki Sky (why does everything that has to do with this country have to have naming issues?) wants to fly from Prishtina to third destinations -- not SKP, which is less than two hours drive so taking check-in times etc. into account it's quicker to drive than fly between PRN and SKP. It would be interesting to know what they hope to do, but it would have to be a new offer/destination to succeed.

    Can't decide if it would be better to have a naked/blank livery or this current "I'm confused, help me" livery.

  2. What ever they do, good luck.

    I wonder if the flights would be routed SKP via BEG. Will be intresting if the PRN flight is routed BEG via SKP to PRN.

    @ Visit Kosovo

    hehehe shume komenti i mire :D

    as for the livery, you mean the JAT 'ghost' livery when you mean blank? lol


  3. Really bad livery and logo, as already discussed here!

  4. Livery and Logo are the smallest of their problems. Only when you're a huge global brand like Qantas, Singapore, British Airways, etc - does logo matter. 99.5% of people who fly in the ex-YU don't even look, or get a chance to look at the plane their getting onto.

    And airlines don't give a f*ck about the odd few plane spotting idiots standing at the perimiter fence watching them take off and land either...

  5. This "airline" is a joke. I give them 1 year!


    Airlines might not care about spotters, but they do care about their image. Liveries are always a form of advertising for an airline, both home and abroad, which is why we even now see airlines paint their logos on the belly of the aircraft. People should be able to recognise the airline at the airport, while the aircraft is preparing to land or departing a destination.


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