Passengers to enjoy new terminal even soonerSkopje’s new multi million Euro terminal will open its doors two days ahead of schedule, on Tuesday September 6. Originally, it was planned for the terminal, which will handle all of Skopje Airport’s customers, to open on Macedonian Independence Day on September 8. However, the airport’s management believes that the new terminal will get more publicity if it is opens ahead of the public holiday. The first airlines and passengers to use the new terminal should be those arriving and departing in the afternoon. The new terminal has 23 check-in desks, 6 air bridges and stretches over 40.000 square metres. When construction started last year it was planned for work to be completed by October 23.
Meanwhile, Macedonia’s Minister for Transport and Communications, Mile Janakieski, held a bilateral meeting with his Turkish counterpart last Friday in Skopje. Both ministers signed an agreement which further liberalises the possibility of airlines commencing flights to each other’s countries. The agreement also aids TAV’s hunt to find a foreign airline to base an aircraft in Skopje. The Macedonian Civil Aviation Agency has now also joined TAV in its bid to find an airline willing to make Skopje its hub from the 2011/12 winter season, according to a source from the agency.