“We are building a terminal ten times greater than the current one”, Gruevski said. The Prime Minister noted that some facilities will be ready by June. A total of 120 million Euros will be invested into both Skopje and Ohrid airports while additional funds will be set aside for a cargo airport in Štip, in the country’s East. By extending the current runway at Skopje, Gruevski believes that the airport will be able to handle long haul flights. Skopje is expected to see a big increase in passenger numbers this year, according to the airport’s management, on top of the impressive results recorded in 2010. Reconstruction of Ohrid’s terminal and is expected to be completed by April this year. Macedonia’s two airports are run by the Turkish company TAV.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Skopje’s new terminal ready by October
PM tours around Skopje’s new terminalOn time and on budget, Skopje Alexander the Great Airport’s brand new terminal is set to open in time for the 2011/2012 winter season, in October. Macedonia’s Prime Minister, Nikola Gruevski, visited ongoing work on the construction of the multi million Euro terminal. Besides the new terminal, Skopje’s runway is also being extended, which will allow larger aircraft to land, while a new administrative building, a cargo storage building, new access roads, new parking for 250 vehicles and 100 taxis and a new fire department building are all under construction or have already been constructed.