TAV WELCOMED EUROWINGS 1ST FLIGHT FROM STUTTGART AT OHRID AIRPORT

TAV WELCOMED EUROWINGS 1ST FLIGHT FROM STUTTGART AT OHRID AIRPORT

With the traditional aviation water cannon salute for Eurowings’ Airbus A 319 aircraft and sweets for the passengers on board, TAV Macedonia welcomed the 1st flight from Stuttgart at Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport this morning, marking the opening of the two new seasonal destinations – Stuttgart and Dusseldorf, as well as the entrance of Eurowings as a new airline on the Macedonian market.

-We are very happy that we have welcomed the first passengers from Stuttgart at Ohrid Airport this morning carried by Eurowings, part of Lufthansa group. As of today, 1st of July, Eurowings will fly on the route Stuttgart-Ohrid two times per week, every Monday and every Friday, until the 9th of September, while as of 17th of July the airline will introduce its second seasonal destination from Ohrid Airport – Dusseldorf that will be operated every Wednesday, until the end of August. We expect these two new destinations, Stuttgart and Dusseldorf, to increase the number of passengers at Ohrid Airport, as well as the number of German tourists on the beautiful Ohrid Lake. At the same time, the two new destinations will open new opportunities for the local citizens who can choose Eurowings for their travels and benefit from the airline’s extensive network of 210 destinations worldwide, including long haul flights to North America, South America and Asia, stated Alper Ersoy, TAV Macedonia General Manager.
Passengers can get more information about bookings and sales of flight tickets for the new destinations from Ohrid Airport to Stuttgart and Dusseldorf, on Eurowings web-page: https://www.eurowings.com

As of today, the airline is flying from Stuttgart to Ohrid Airport, every Monday, with time of arrival in Ohrid - 9:25h and time of departure to Stuttgart - 10:15h. On Fridays, the flights will arrive at Ohrid Airport at 10:15h and depart to Stuttgart at 11:05h. The flights to Dusseldorf, as a second new destination from Ohrid Airport introduced by Eurowings this summer, as of 17th of July, will operate each Wednesday, arriving at Ohrid Airport at 18:10h, departing for Dusseldorf at 18:50h. 

“We are delighted to offer our passengers the new routes to Ohrid from Stuttgart and Düsseldorf during this summer. Tickets are already available from 29.99€ for the one-way flight“, comments Oliver Wagner, Chief Commercial Officer at Eurowings.

Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport currently serves 20 destinations, from which 8 are regular routes through the whole year and low cost at the same time: Zurich, Basel, Vienna, London, Malmo, Milano, Memmingen and Dortmund. The other 12 destinations from Ohrid Airport are seasonal, from April till October: Amsterdam, Brussels, Istanbul, Tallinn, Tel Aviv, Warsaw, Eindhoven, Katowice, Maastricht, Adana, Stuttgart and Dusseldorf.

The airlines that currently fly from Ohrid Airport are: Wizz Air, Edelweiss, Germania Flug, Pegasus, Onur Air, Corendon, Brussels Airlines, TUIFly, Nordica, Enter Air, LOT, Helvetic and Eurowings.

Ohrid Airport has been ranked by Airports Council International (ACI) as one of the top 3 airports in Europe, according to highest passenger’s growth rate in the first quarter of 2019, which is 63,9%, significantly higher than the EU average of 4,4%.

TAV Macedonia continues to mark passenger’s number increase in the first months of 2019.
From January until May 2019, a total of 914.759 passengers traveled through both airports – Skopje International Airport and Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport, which is 11% increase compared to the same period of 2018.
The company finished 2018 with 2,3 million passengers at both airports and annual increase of 16%.

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.