New flights between the Macedonian tourist pearl and Basel the city of Switzerland will be launched tonight. Wizz Air will operate on the route Basel – Ohrid – Basel twice a week
Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport, operated by TAV Macedonia, tonight will welcome the first flight from Basel thus establishing the new direct route Basel–Ohrid–Basel with the Wizz Air Airline.
The aircraft that would land from the Swiss city in Ohrid tonight at 6:40 p.m., will bring in Macedonia 179 passengers and from St. Paul the Apostle to Basel will carry 133 passengers.
As with any newly launched route, so for this, TAV Macedonia will celebrate the first flight with traditional welcome ceremony – cutting cake, water bridge in shape of a rainbow around the aircraft, and girls dressed in folk costumes offering snack to the passengers.
-Today, during the peak tourist season, we promote the air route Ohrid – Basel operated by the low budget Wizz Air. This route will operate throughout the entire year and Basel is the second city in Switzerland handled in Ohrid and it is known as a center where many migrants from Ohrid-Struga region live there, Zoran Krstevski, General Manager of TAV Macedonia said.
The new route will be operated twice a week, every Wednesday and every Sunday, at the same time, arriving at the Ohrid Airport at 6:40 p.m. and departing back to Basel at 7:10 p.m. So far the flights are scheduled until 21 October.
This new route is the second launched this summer from the Ohrid Airport, following the first one, Ohrid – London that was officially launched on 10 June.
From the company operating both Macedonian airports expect growth of the air traffic at the St. Paul the Apostle during the summer, as a result of the new air routes, as well as because of the charter flights from the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium.
Last year TAV Macedonia served virtually 1,3 million passengers and therefore records 20% growth on annual level at both airports, Skopje Alexander the Great and Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle.