NEW ROUTE FROM OHRID AIRPORT: TAV MACEDONIA WELCOMES THE FIRST FLIGHT FROM LONDON

NEW ROUTE FROM OHRID AIRPORT: TAV MACEDONIA WELCOMES THE FIRST FLIGHT FROM LONDON

New flights between Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport and London Luton Airport will be launched this evening. Wizzair will perform Ohrid-London flights two times a week during summer season

Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport, operated by TAV Macedonia, will welcome the first flight from London by WizzAir. 

Landing in the early evening on June 10th, the airplane arriving from Luton Airport will carry 133 passengers to Ohrid, the touristic pearl of Macedonia. 

With the traditional welcoming ceremony containing water-bridge around the aircraft, ladies dressed in traditional national clothes, snack with brad and salt and a celebration cake, TAV Macedonia will celebrate the first flight from London by WizzAir at Ohrid Airport.   

-In TAV Macedonia we are very happy that the new route London-Ohrid will enable lot of tourists from England to visit Ohrid and Prespa Lakes. In addition, this new route will be attractive for the Macedonian citizens, as well as for the passengers from the neighboring countries because it will be a good opportunity for establishing business and other types of relations with Great Britain, said Zoran Krstevski, the General Manager of TAV Macedonia.  

With this inaugural flight it will be marked the announced establishing of the new regular direct route London-Ohrid-London during the summer season. WizzAir will perform reciprocal flights two times a week, every Wednesday and every Sunday, arriving at 18:15 at Ohrid Airport and taking off at 18:45 for London-Luton. At the moment, the flights are scheduled until 13th of September. 

The new route Ohrid-London is one of the two new announced routes that are being introduced at Ohrid Airport this summer. The second one is Basel, also carried by WizzAir, that will start as of 1st of July. WizzAir’s aircraft will operate on this route every Wednesday and every Sunday, until 21 of October. 

Due to these new routes, as well as the charter flights from Holland, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium, carrying organized groups of tourists in Ohrid during summer season, TAV Macedonia officials expect an increase of the air traffic at the St. Paul Apostle during the summer season. 

TAV Macedonia provided services to almost 1.3 million passengers in 2014, with a 20 percent increase a year earlier at both Skopje Alexander the Great and Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle airports.

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.