TAV PROMOTES A NEW FLIGHT FROM OHRID TO ZURICH WITH GERMANIA FLUG AG

TAV PROMOTES A NEW FLIGHT FROM OHRID TO ZURICH WITH GERMANIA FLUG AG

TAV Airports, through its Marketing Department from Istanbul, completed the negotiations with the Swiss based airline Germania Flug AG, for introducing regular flights from Ohrid to Zurich. This destination will be added to the schedule of ‘St. Paul the Apostle’ airport immediately and flights will commence on December 17th. These flights are done in cooperation with the tour operator Air Pristhina and are already bookable on www.airprishtina.com

According to the agreement between TAV and Germania, the airline will have one weekly flight during the 2016/17 winter season and two operations per week in the summer of next year. Representatives of Germania recently visited Macedonia and had meetings with TAV Airports Marketing Department representatives and TAV Macedonia management. 

-We’re very pleased to have concluded this arrangement which will further strengthen our efforts in presenting Macedonia as an attractive tourist destination and especially one of its most beautiful spots, the Ohrid lake and city. We expect this route to serve as a good connection between Macedonia and Switzerland, as well as a link between Germany, notably its southern part, and Switzerland to Macedonia as a final destination - stated Serkan Karahatay, TAV Airports Marketing Coordinator

This is part of the marketing activities TAV Airports is permanently undertaking in order to expand the route network on both Macedonian Airports – Skopje Alexander the Great and Ohrid St.Paul the Apostle. Recently, Polish and French tour operators visited Macedonia and Ohrid on TAV’s invitation, with the same goal – establishing new routes and boosting air traffic at Ohrid Airport. 

We will carry out the flights on behalf of our Partner Air Prishtina and we are delighted to be able to extend this long-term partnership with this new route. Air Prishtina and Germania already cooperate in Switzerland on the routes from Zurich to Skopje as well as from Zurich and Geneva to Prishtina”, says Urs A. Pelizzoni, Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Member of the Board of Germania Flug AG

Germania Flug AG, which is headquartered in Glattbrugg Zurich, was founded in August 2014. Following its maiden flight in March 2015, the airline operates services to a range of holiday destinations, and to destinations in the Balkan region (full charter). 

In the first 10 months of 2016 TAV Macedonia had a 16% increase in the number of passengers at both airports – Skopje Alexander the Great and Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle, compared to the same period last year, reaching a total of 1.534.591 passengers. In the same time period, from January until October 2016, the number of take-offs and landings at both Macedonian airfields has also been increased by 11%, to total of 14.406 flights.

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.