Skopje Airport awaits new winter flightsThe Albanian low cost airline Belle Air Europe will commence flights from Skopje to Rome and Dusseldorf. The airline will launch its two weekly service to Rome Fiumicino Airport on December 15. The flights will be in direct competition with Blu-express from Italy, which began services on the same route yesterday. Interestingly, both airlines will operate flights on exactly the same days (Thursdays and Sundays) with only a few hours between them. Return ticket prices on both vary between 150 and 200 Euros. Belle Air will also launch flights from Dusseldorf to the Macedonian capital with a two weekly frequency. Services from Dusseldorf will be inaugurated on December 10.
The Macedonian Civil Aviation Agency, in cooperation with Skopje Airport operator TAV, is looking to fill in the void left by MAT Macedonian Airlines and its successor Mat Airways by finding alternative airlines to operate the same routes, as a result catering for the needs of Macedonian travellers. Tour operators are also confident that the new flights to the Italian capital will attract tourists from both sides. Negotiations are now underway for flights from Amsterdam and Brussels to be launched.
Flight details for the Rome service can be found here, while information on the Dusseldorf flights can be viewed here. So far this year, Skopje Airport has seen many new arrivals including Wizz Air, Air Berlin, Blue-express and Pegasus Airlines.