AT OHRID AIRPORT: TAV WELCOMED THE 1ST SEASONAL CHARTER-FLIGHT FOR 2017, FROM AMSTERDAM

AT OHRID AIRPORT: TAV WELCOMED THE 1ST SEASONAL CHARTER-FLIGHT FOR 2017, FROM AMSTERDAM

With water cannon salute & cupcakes for the Dutch tourists, TAV welcomed the 1st seasonal charter flight for 2017 summer season at Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport that arrived from Amsterdam by the airline Corendon 

With a water cannon salute, traditional Macedonian snacks & colorful cupcakes, TAV Macedonia welcomed the 180 passengers that arrived this morning at Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport from Amsterdam by the airline Corendon, as the first seasonal charter-flight opening 2017 summer season.    

-We are here this morning to welcome the 1st seasonal charter flight at Ohrid Airport for this year, and at the same time to mark the opening of 2017 summer season, which we believe will be very successful in terms of increased air traffic. Besides the regular routes we have year round at Ohrid Airport - to Basel, Zurich and London, as well as the traditional charter flights from Holland, this summer the seasonal flights we have opened in 2016 from Belgrade, Brussels and Tel Aviv will continue, while additionally new charter flights from Poland will start as of 22nd of June. Once weekly 200 Polish tourists will arrive at Ohrid Lake, thanks to the agreement we have signed with one of the biggest Polish tour operators. With the good cooperation we have with the Ministry of transport, the Municipality of Ohrid and all state aviation and tourism bodies, we are sure that we will continue developing Ohrid Airport and contribute to improvement of local tourism, stated Alper Ersoy, TAV Macedonia General Manager.

In the 2017 summer season, at Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport expected are to land 183 aircrafts from Amsterdam (by Corendon & by TUIFly), bringing over 28.000 Dutch tourists to spend their vacation at Ohrid Lake. At the same time, from May until October 2017, with seasonal flights, at Ohrid Airport expected are around 2.000 passengers from Brussels by Thomas Cook, 2.300 passengers from Belgrade, by Air Serbia, and around 2.600 passengers from Tel Aviv, by Arkia

TAV Macedonia finished the first 3 months of 2017 with 7% increase in the number of passengers, reaching 369.177 passengers at both Macedonian airports – Skopje Alexander the Great and Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle.

Last 2016 was finished with a total of 1,8 million passengers at both airports and  15% increase on the annual level, while the number of flights was 16.883, with 8,9% growth.   

Covid19: Travel Safe

Aviation is a highly regulated industry due to the global character of the business. In Turkey, the precautions to be taken at airports against COVID-19 are defined in the “Airports Pandemic Precautions and Certification Circular”, issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (SHGM). We have implemented these precautions fully at our airport.

As TAV Airports, our global footprint reaches 100 airports in 30 countries. Through this know-how, we have implemented precautions that go beyond legal requirements. Our staff is trained regarding the new regulations and code of conduct.

The precautions taken at our airport can be grouped under three main areas.

Firstly, we have mapped the movement of passengers and staff inside the airport and configured a flow that would enable everyone to keep safe physical distance with other in every step of the way. Secondly, we have increased the frequency of disinfection and hygiene works. Thirdly, we have made arrangements to minimize contact between passengers and airport staff.

To protect yourself and others, you are required to wear a mask at all times during your journey in the airport. Passengers without a mask will not be allowed inside the terminal and will not be able to board the plane. Irregularity to comply with this rule may result in penalties.

We kindly remind you to wear a mask during your trip to and from the airport with public transportation.

No, you can still check-in to your flight when you arrive at the terminal. On the other hand, for a faster and safer experience, we recommend to complete your online check-in before arriving at the terminal, whenever possible.

We have implemented signage for you to keep your physical distance with others during security control. Please adhere to directions.

X-ray machines and trays are disinfected frequently.

Your body temperature will be checked with thermal cameras upon entering the terminal. Anyone with a body temperature above 37.5C will be directed to the health authorities. We kindly remind you to put on your mask before entering the terminal building.

Until further notice, only passengers and airport staff will be allowed inside the terminal. Please wait in the carpark to welcome guests.

We recommend that you arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight for domestic flights, and 3 hours for international flights.

The lounges at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage.

During this phase, some facilities at our airport may be closed to service. For detailed information: www.primeclass.com.tr

The F&B points at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage. Wearing a mask is obligatory at F&B points.

F&B areas, kitchens and storage areas are frequently disinfected.

We recommend using contactless payment options.

The duty-free at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage. Wearing a mask is obligatory at duty-free shops.

Duty-free areas and storage areas are frequently disinfected.

We recommend using contactless payment options.

The prayer areas at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage.

All waiting areas at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage.

Boarding will begin from the back of the aircraft and proceed to front row seats. Please wait for your turn.

Boarding pass and ID checks are configured to minimize contact with others.

Passengers without masks won’t be allowed to board the airplane.

International arrival passengers will have their body temperatures checked and in case of suspicion, passengers will be directed to the health units.

All arrival areas at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage.

Baggage conveyor systems are disinfected frequently.