Mat launches Amsterdam flightsMacedonia’s Mat Airways inaugurated flights from Skopje to Amsterdam last week and plans to further expand its operations after a recent tie up with Skywings International Airlines. Mat launched flights between the Macedonian capital and Amsterdam on April 22 and operates the service once per week, every Friday, with a Boeing 737-500. The route used to be served regularly during the summer peak season by MAT Macedonian Airlines, last operating in the summer of 2007. In addition to direct sales, the new service will also be marketed through the Dutch tour operator Karatanova Tours, which specialises package holidays to the Balkans. For video coverage of Mat Airways’ welcoming to Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport, click here.
Skywings International Airlines, Macedonia’s largest charter airline, was recently left without an operating license and decided to merge with its rival Mat, with the aim of reducing costs and optimising operations. As a result, Mat now operates 2 aircraft (1 B737-300 fitted with winglets and 1 B737-500) to 8 destinations.