New Wizz Air flights to Skopje in 2013Wizz Air plans to introduce flights from Skopje to Brussels, Rome and Barcelona next summer season, depending on interest shown by passengers. The low cost airline will open a base in the Macedonian capital from October 28 and launch flights to Eindhoven, Bergamo, Memmingen, Basel Mulhouse, Dortmund and Malmo, in return for 3.5 million euros in subsidies. However, some media outlets have criticised the government, arguing that the subsidies are too high for only six new destinations. In its defence, the government claims that Wizz Air’s entry onto the Macedonian market will stimulate the economy by bringing 400.000 new passengers and employing some 300 locals.
Tickets for Wizz Air’s new flights from Skopje, which launch in autumn, are already up for sale, with prices starting at nine euros. "For us it is important to provide links for our citizens to European hubs at cheap prices. I expect that the offered locations will be quite attractive to the public”, Mile Janakieski, the Macedonian Minister for Transport and Communication said. The head of Skopje Airport says that the subsidies are a win win situation for all sides - Wizz Air, Skopje Airport and the government.
The low cost Eastern European airline inaugurates its new flights from Skopje on October 28 with services to Dortmund and Eindhoven. On October 29 flights will be launched to Malmo, Bergamo and Memmingen while flights to Basel Mulhouse launch on October 30. Click on the links for more flight details. The already existing services from London and Treviso continue as normal. The destinations differ slightly to those Wizz Air operates from its Belgrade base, from which the airline flies to Stockholm, Gothenburg, Memmingen, Dortmund, London, Rome, Eindhoven, Malmo and Charleroi.