TAV Macedonia welcomes one millionth passenger at Skopje Airport
Skopje International Airport, operated by TAV Macedonia, has celebrated its success of reaching to the “one million passengers” this year.
TAV Macedonia, a company of one of the world’s leading airport operators TAV Airports Holding, welcomed its one millionth passenger at Skopje International Airport on October 28, with a prize-giving ceremony. The one millionth passenger met with TAV Macedonia executives and was granted a fully covered weekend trip for two people to Istanbul.
TAV Macedonia General Manager Zoran Krstevski said at the ceremony that “TAV Macedonia showed a great success at Skopje Airport with 1 million passengers hosted in the first ten months of this year. We are glad to reach this important milestone at Skopje International Airport, as a result of our customer-oriented approach. For this reason, we have won the Airport Service Quality award of Airport Council International for two years in a row. Our business concept has proven that we give importance to the passengers and the airline companies with the highest quality of services.”
Krstevski noted that their target is to increase the number of new destinations and flights, as well as more and better offer of the commercial services, such as food and beverage services operator BTA’s brand Cakes& Bakes, duty-free shops operator ATU, regular bus to Skopje, taxis, car rental and internet services.
TAV Macedonia Deputy General Manager for Operations Alper Ersoy stated that since the company has taken over the airport operations, the number of passengers, new routes and destinations have been growing continuously. “The passenger number growth at an annual level particularly intensified after 2010. While only 559.519 passengers traveled via Skopje Airport in 2009, we have hosted 1 million passengers between January and October. The passenger number increased by 66 percent in the last five years” Ersoy stressed that the company has increased its flight network with new airline companies and new destinations since the beginning of its operations at Skopje Airport, which has currently direct links to 26 cities in Europe and also Dubai. TAV Macedonia’s sucess is based on particularly its know-how, network and marketing strategy, said Ersoy, adding that the company will continue to cooperate with the government, the governmental institutions and also the airlines to develop more its Skopje and Ohrid Airports.
In addition to the hotel accommodation and a dinner at an exclusive restaurant, the lucky passenger received a 200 EUR gift voucher to shop at the airport duty free shop, as well as free access to the airport business lounges.
TAV Macedonia hosted 680.080 passengers in 2010, 759.928 in 2011, 828.831 in 2012 and 980.729 last year.
About TAV Airports
TAV Airports is one of the leading airport operators in the world. In addition to the airports in Skopje and Ohrid, the company operates Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Esenboga in Ankara, Adnan Menderes in Izmir, Gazipasa in Antalya and Milas-Bodrum. The airports in Tbilisi and Batumi in Georgia, Monastir and Enfidha-Hammamet in Tunisia, Medina in Saudi Arabia and Zagreb Airport in Croatia are also under its management. TAV is also working in other areas of airport services including the duty free shops, food and beverages, security, IT and so forth. In this context, TAV operates the commercial segments at Riga airport in Latvia. Together with its subsidiaries, the company provided services to around 652.000 flights and 84 million passengers in 2013.