Tag: Airport
Macedonia 07.01.24 | 23:53

Instead of the attackers, police briefly detains the victim of the Skopje airport incident

A day after refusing to detain Bekim Neziri and the other DUI thugs who attacked an air traffic controller in the Skopje airport control center, the police briefly detained their victim, adding another dimension to the shocking scandal. Neziri and his group attacked an ethnic Albanian traffic controller...

Macedonia 31.12.23 | 10:45

Air traffic control directors resign after the hiring of unqualified DUI party activists

Three directors of the M-NAV air traffic control system resigned in protest, after the company hired unqualified personnel close to the ruling DUI party. According to the press reports, the heads of IT and energy systems in Skopje and the air control technology in the Ohrid airport resigned after M-NAV...

Macedonia 03.02.22 | 16:25

Ton of chemicals used to make amphetamines seized at the Skopje airport

Customs officers seized a ton of chemicals used to produce amphetamines at the Skopje airport yesterday. The shipment was sent from China, and an EU country was named as its final destination. The police estimates that the chemicals are worth over 50 million EUR. The phenylacetone chemical was transported...

Economy 03.11.21 | 15:51

Skopje airport runway will undergo reconstruction next spring

The Skopje airport will limit the number of flights in spring, because of runway maintenance. Between March 28th and May 16th, planes will only land and take off between 17:30 and 9 the next day. According to TAV Macedonia, the process will cause only minimal disruption in air traffic.

Macedonia 29.04.21 | 22:49

Direct line Skopje – Moscow will be introduced in May

Norwind Airlines is introducing a direct line from Skopje to Moscow. Starting on May 21st, the two cities will be linked with a flight every Friday. The company will be using a Boing 737-800, going to the Sheremetyevo airport.

Macedonia 20.12.20 | 10:06

Long lines at the Skopje airport

Huge crowds are being reported at the Skopje airport, as Macedonian citizens who live and work abroad are coming home for the holidays. Besides the summer season, this is the busiest time for the so-called gastarbaiters to visit the old country.

Macedonia 27.10.20 | 17:24

Six coronavirus positive patients stopped at the Skopje airport last week

Border police prevented six people who tested positive to the coronavirus from leaving Macedonia. The attempts were made last week, and the persons had orders to self-isolate at home, but still tried to fly out through the Skopje airport.

Macedonia 11.08.20 | 16:50

Mickoski on the “corona flight”: How did those people from Kosovo come here in Macedonia, how did they cross the border?

The situation is sad, you remember they were calming us down that everything was under control, and  that the people should not worry. And today we heard from the ministry that in fact the passengers, the majority of the passengers on that plane were people with Kosovo passports. They were not Macedonian....

Macedonia 11.08.20 | 09:58

Mother with three children, all positive to the coronavirus, stopped while trying to board a plane to Norway

Macedonian airport authorities stopped a woman and her three children from flying to Norway. All four tested positive to the coronavirus and were ordered to self-quarantine at home, but tried to board a plane to Norway none the less. Epidemiologists who were mapping out the cluster around the family...

Macedonia 01.07.20 | 11:07

Skopje and Ohrid airports open for international flights

The Skopje and Ohrid international airports open today. Macedonian citizens remain banned from visiting most of Europe, but none the less long lines were reported since morning at the Skopje airport, a number of mainly Wizz Air flights are scheduled to and from Germany, northern Italy, Sweden, Switzerland,...

Macedonia 07.05.20 | 11:35

TAV Macedonia is preparing to reopen the Skopje and Ohrid airports

TAV Macedonia, the Turkish TAV owned company that manages the airports in Skopje and Ohrid, said that it is conducting preparations to re-open the airports in anticipation of an approval from the Government. General Manager Alper Ersoy said that the company is awaiting to be given an exact date when...

Macedonia 18.03.20 | 09:51

Skopje airport closes at midnight

The Skopje airport will close at midnight, as part of the measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Macedonia’s other airport, located in Ohrid, was closed earlier this week, as were most land border crossings. The remaining four crossings closed yesterday. Most flights planned to land in...

Macedonia 16.03.20 | 17:23

Skopje airport asks passengers to use the available disinfecting stations

Skopje’s airport operator TAV Macedonia urged passengers and visitors to keep a high level of personal hygiene and use the disinfectants made available at the airport. Several disinfecting stations are put in place throughout the airport, which is also being scrubbed three times a day to stop...

Health 24.02.20 | 17:55

Macedonian citizens who arrived from Italy last night did not undergo medical check-up at the airport

Macedonian citizens living in Italy have begun to return to their home country due to coronavirus fears, which has already claimed seven lives in Italy. A flight from Milan to the Ohrid airport is also expected tonight. However, although Minister Filipce has claimed for days that there are tighter controls...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 22:02

Albanian citizen attacked a French border agent at the Skopje airport

A French border agent deployed at the Skopje airport was attacked by an Albanian citizen after he refused his request to fly to Barcelona. The incident occurred when an Albanian family tired to fly to Spain to seek treatment for their child. Albanian citizens have visa free travel to most EU member states,...

Macedonia 27.01.20 | 10:05

Coronavirus checks introduced at the Skopje airport

Controls are introduced at the airport in Skopje for passengers arriving from Dubai and Istanbul, to investigate them for possibly carrying the coronavirus which has killed dozens of people in China. Medical teams will be tasked to examine in more detail any passengers who may appear to carry the virus....

Macedonia 16.12.19 | 09:59

Skopje airport closed for landings due to heavy fog

Due to the dense fog, Skopje airport is closed for arriving planes, and only four plane took off this morning. Visibility is reduced to between 50 and 100 meters around the airport, and in some other key traffic points such as the Gavato overpass and along the Vardar river valley.

Macedonia 13.11.19 | 17:46

Zaev was not on the plane as it developed a technical issue, pilot managed to land safely in Skopje

Airport authorities confirmed that the Government jet had an emergency landing at the Skopje airport. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev was not in the plane at the time, which only carried the flight crew. Acording to the MIA news agency, the pilot observed an urgent issue with the front wheel of the plane and...

Life 27.09.19 | 23:24

Beijing’s Daxing International Airport officially opens

China has opened a vast, multibillion-dollar airport in the country’s capital, in the run-up to a major political anniversary, Guardian reported. Less than five years after construction began, the 450bn yuan (£50bn) Daxing international airport was officially opened on Wednesday in a ceremony attended...

Life 03.07.19 | 15:17

Beijing’s new airport is completed, opens in September

Beijing’s second international airport has been completed — and it’s expected to become one of the world’s busiest. Designed to take the pressure off the overcrowded Beijing Capital International Airport, the new site south of the city will be able to handle 72 million passengers a year by...