Skopje Airport wins ACI award
Airports Council International (ACI) has named Skopje Alexander the Great Airport as the best in Europe in the category of up to two million passengers per year based on passenger answers to the airport service quality survey forms collected in 2012. “We, as TAV Airports, are delighted to receive this prestigious award related to Skopje Airport, which was renovated and started to render services in a very short time based on our know-how. Accordingly, we are very happy to receive this award as a result of the impressions and experience of our guests who traveled through many airports in Europe. I would like to express my gratitude to all our stakeholders, especially to the Ministry of Transport and Communications for all mutual efforts that contributed to reach this success”, TAV Airports Holding COO Murat Ornekol said.
The Airports Council International awards are handed out in several categories, including best airport by region, best airport by region with fewer than two million passengers, best airport by size and most improved airport. In the former Yugoslavia, only Sarajevo Airport and Dubrovnik Airport have received ACI awards in the past. Airports Council International develops standards, policies and recommended practices for airports, and provides information and training opportunities to raise standards around the world.
Skopje Airport opened its brand new terminal in September 2011. It has started 2013 off on a strong note. In January it handled 65.700 passengers while in February it welcomed 55.077 travellers through its doors, or an improvement of 12% compared to the year before. Wizz Air has now become the airport’s busiest airline, followed by Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Jat Airways and Croatia Airlines. Zurich remains the most popular destination from Skopje, followed by Istanbul, Vienna, Belgrade and Zagreb.