Macedonian airports get new General Manager


Metin Batak (pictured) has been named as the new General Manager of TAV Macedonia, which operates the country’s two international airports - Skopje and Ohrid. He replaces Alper Ersoy, who has been in the post since 2017. Mr Batak has been part of TAV Macedonia’s top management team since the arrival of TAV on the Macedonian market in 2009. He has more than 27 years of work experience in various sectors. Mr Batak received his higher education at Marmara University in Istanbul, Department of Business Administration and Marketing, and began his career at Dogus Holding as a Supervisor of Internal Audit in 1993. He then worked as an Accounting and Finance Manager at Dogus Media Group, and then as an Accounting Manager at TuvTurk Istanbul. In 2006, he joined the TAV Airports Holding team as an Accounting Manager at the Group's Istanbul headquarters. From 2010 until 2015 he was the Manager for Finance and Administrative Affairs at TAV Macedonia. From 2015 until today, he served as the Deputy General Manager for Finance and Administrative Affairs at TAV Macedonia, and at the same time, the Chief Financial Officer at TAV Tunisia.

During Mr Ersoy’s three-year tenure, TAV Macedonia tripled Skopje and Ohrid’s passenger numbers, saw the arrival of several new carriers and a significant number of new routes. “Together with our excellent team of employees and the close cooperation with all stakeholders in the air traffic sector, we continued to set Macedonian airports apart as a leading center in the Balkans, providing a great travel experience. Although I will miss my time spent in Macedonia, I am sure that the airports in Skopje and Ohrid will continue to progress, while contributing a lot to the development of the country", Mr Ersoy said.


  1. Anonymous13:58

    A new era begins.

  2. Anonymous19:12

    It was about high time. Alper was focusing entirely on Wizzair and not being able to bring any new airlines to the airport. Missed opportunities with legacy airlines and even EK, BA, AF and OK.


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