SECOND NEW ROUTE FROM OHRID AIRPORT THIS SUMMER: TAV MACEDONIA EXPECTS THE FIRST FLIGHT FROM BASEL

SECOND NEW ROUTE FROM OHRID AIRPORT THIS SUMMER: TAV MACEDONIA EXPECTS THE FIRST FLIGHT FROM BASEL

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.

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.