Macedonian airline subsidy tender closes

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The Macedonian government's tender for the provision of financial support to an airline for the introduction of new routes in 2019 closed today. Two previous attempts at awarding the financial stimulus were annulled. The public opening of the bids will be held today at midday. The newly offered incentives will be provided to the winning airline between 2019 and 2022. Those applying must have carried at least ten million passengers in 2017 and recorded a net profit of 25 million euros. The selected airline must establish and/or maintain a base with at least one aircraft in Skopje or Ohrid by March 26, 2019 at the latest for the duration of the financial support program. Furthermore, the carrier in question must launch at least two new routes from Skopje by March 26 and four new routes from Ohrid, the first two by late March 2019 and the rest within a year of being granted state support. The financial support includes a one-time payment of 40.000 euros for each new route launched, as well as nine euros per passengers for each new destination from Skopje for the first year, eight euros during the second year and seven during the third. On the other hand, the carrier will receive thirteen euros per passenger during the first year of operations on a new route out of Ohrid, twelve during the second and eleven euros per traveller in the third year.

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  1. How much longer before the government gives up on Ohrid? The airport is obviously struggling to make ends meet.

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  2. Will it work this time around?

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  3. OHD has massive potential, and i think it is right to focus for further development there.
    4 new destinations from OHD in the summer season is quite realistic in my opinion.
    Maybe throughout the year 4 new ones are not sustainable from there - LTN is an example that OHD is struggling to attract pax. in the winter, but the local authorities need to do some homework for tat matter. For example, they could market Ohrid in the UK, something they have not done so far.
    The same for the other destinations wizz flies, like VIE and Basel.

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    1. Ohrit needs to be advertised as "Jerusalem of the Balkans" or the "Pearl of Macedonia" and most importantly the OHD Lake.
      What Ohrid can do is to apply the Lake Balaton model in Hungary.
      They have a small airport serving German tourists and Lufthansa charter flights. The airport is known as Hévíz–Balaton (SOB).
      Therefore, OHD needs agressive campaigning e.g. CNN commercial. London bus commercial, etc.

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    2. Balaton has decades of tradition in the hearts of Germans. That is why they can have charters and Lufthansa flying there.

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    3. Balaton? the cheap drinking hell on earth? you are comparing apples and pears

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    4. Coz both countries have lakes and have the same style.
      Ohrid has architecture and Balaton has castles and spa.
      They can simply do an exchange and both mayors working together.

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    5. if OHD should do an exchange it is with DBV (like in yugoslav times. for culture tours) and Kotor

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    6. Aggressive campaign on TV channels like CNN and all over London buses would cost a fortune.

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  4. Nice surprise today by qatar sending a321 to skp

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    1. Pitty i missed that 1- i flew with their A320 on Monday, and i really enjoyed my very first flight with QR

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    2. how was their load factor? I know they are struggling to fill in the capacity in winter in SKP.
      My flight for Feb 1st so far has good LF, some 70% of the capacity filled in already.

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    3. It was indeed low, my flight was on DEC 17th and there were 50 pax in total- all in economy.
      I received an upgrade offer upon check in, but it was not worth it to me.

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    4. how much did they want for upgrade to business?
      Did you receive for the SKP - DOH segment or DOH - SKP?

      Thanks

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  5. Just announced wizz won the tender, and they were the only company that applied,

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    1. Seriously????? W6 is really now MK's official flag carrier :(

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  6. Do we know which routes W6 plans to launch?

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    1. No. They will probably announce next week.

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  7. More work for less money,bad news for environment protection and unpolluted air and water of Ohrid region.

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  8. Poreban je jos jedan zastitni plan za konzervaciju ciste prirodne vode Ohridskog jezera i detaljni akcioni plan za zastitu cistog vazduha iznad grada Ohrida.Unesco i Evropol ce ponovno da zastite cistu sredinu za grad Ohrid preko neku novu naredbu Ujedinjenih naroda a to se odnosi na sve aviokompanije i vozila koji koriste dizel pogonsko gorivo.Samo automobili na benzin,elektricne i novi avioni su prihvatljivi u razumnom broju.

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  9. Vazduh koji se nalazi iznad grad Ohrid i osobito iznad manastirski kompleks Sveti Naum je apsolutno najbolji u Makedoniji i u Europi taj vazduh nije zagadjen stetnim gasovima,to treba sacuvati,aerodrom Ohrid ne treba da ima subvencije za nove aviokompanije i gusti saobracaj sa dizel vozila,a to se odnosi i na putni saobracaj,fantasticno ljepa i cista priroda treba bude i dalje cista za da budemo zdravi,vitalni i da nasa buduca djeca budu zdrava i prosperitetna.

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  10. Ohrid je veoma ljep grad,u proslosti ljetio sam za Aerodrom Ohrid vise puta i svaki put kad je bilo cisto vrijeme uzivao sam u pogledu iz kokpita aviona Fokker100, i makedonski vazduhoplovci su veoma ugledni u svim ex-yu prostorima, jedan mali savjet-dobar i kvalitetan servis motora aviona je veliki doprinos za cist vazduh.

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  11. they should increase wages in air navigation, for further positive progress of all airlines operating in macedonian airports.

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  12. Has SKP published their November numbers?

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