Thursday, December 23, 2010

From Ohrid to Amsterdam and Helsinki

Ohrid awaits new flights and tourists
Flights from Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport to Amsterdam and the Finnish capital Helsinki will commence in 2011. The Turkish based Corendon Airlines will operate scheduled charter flights from Ohrid to Amsterdam from May until the end of October. The airline will use one of its Boeing B737-800s on the route and will carry out 46 flights between the two cities. Corendon operated flights from Antalya to Skopje during the 2010 summer season.

In 2011, Macedonia will see its first direct flights to Finland, the head of Macedonia's Agency for Tourism Support and Promotion announced last week. While the airline that will operate the flights is yet to be named, they are scheduled to run from May until the end September. Both of the abovementioned services are expected to carry Dutch and Finnish tourists to the Macedonian resort town.

Both Skopje and Ohrid airports will end 2010 on a high. The Turkish operator TAV has taken control of both airports and construction on a new terminal in Skopje and the expansion of the existing terminal in Ohrid are underway. Furthermore, both airports have recorded a significant increase in passenger numbers. A month ago, the Skopje based Mat Airways began scheduled charter flights. The airline operates one weekly flight from Skopje to Berlin, Ancona, Verona and Copenhagen, two weekly flights to Rome and Dusseldorf and four weekly flights to Zurich. From Ohrid, the airline serves Zurich once per week.


  1. Happy Holidays to all of you, we re trying to fly today to LAX.....but standby... lets keep fingers crossed....

  2. Great news for Ohrid, such a beautiful place to visit. Hopefully even more destinations will be announced in the new year.

  3. The flights to CPH, VRN, AOI and SXF havent started yet, they are only mentioned on their somewhat amateurish website, with no furter info about them

    They are only flying to ZRH,DUS and FCO at the moment

  4. Could someone explain how 'scheduled charter flight' is different from charter flight and scheduled flight?

  5. @ anonymous

    charter is a once off where as scheduled charter is a chartered flight to a destination that will happen for a set period of time with a schedule.

  6. Good news for OHD,
    Regarding new flights very intresting info on

    they seems to have schedule.

    Happy holidays for everyone

  7. I hope wes hall see some new flight and airlines in OHD. EZY, FR, WZZ


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