Construction of Skopje’s new terminal continuesSkopje’s shiny new passenger terminal is scheduled to open on September 8, more than a month ahead of schedule. The new multi million Euro terminal will be officially opened on September 8, on Macedonia’s Independence Day public holiday. Originally, the building was to open its doors on October 20, in time for the 2011/2012 winter season. The airport’s operator, TAV Airport Holdings, has plans to turn Skopje into a regional leader. Besides the new terminal, the airport’s runway has also been extended so it can handle larger aircraft. Currently, construction of the first of six air bridges has begun.
The new terminal at Skopje Alexander the Great Airport is ten times the size of the current terminal building. It stretches over two levels and 40.100 square metres. It will have the capacity to handle 6 million passengers per year. TAV has recently negotiated for Wizz Air to begin flights to the Macedonian capital and attracted Niki as well. It now hopes to lure Lufthansa to begin flights to Skopje. TAV is also vying to construct Zagreb’s new terminal. It has been shortlisted although the final decision on who will build Croatia’s biggest infrastructure project will be known in several months.