Wizz Air unveils Skopje and Ohrid expansion

Wizz Air will introduce three new routes from Skopje and a new service from Ohrid this December as it restations a fifth aircraft in the Macedonian capital. The announcement comes just days after easyJet unveiled it would enter the Macedonian market in November. Wizz Air will introduce flights from Skopje to Turin, Bologna and Billund on December 18 and 19, while it will also launch operations from Ohrid to Friedrichshafen in southern Germany on December 18. All of the routes will be maintained twice per week. The new additions will bring Wizz Air’s Skopje network to 34 destinations, while it will serve Ohrid from eight points in Europe.

RouteLaunch date
Skopje – Turin18.12.2021
Ohrid – Friedrichshafen18.12.2021
Skopje – Bologna19.12.2021
Skopje – Billund19.12.2021

The low cost airline will now maintain five destinations from Skopje to Italy with Turin and Bologna complementing Rome, Venice and Milan. Based on OAG data, in the pre-pandemic 2019, some 1.888 travellers flew indirectly on a single itinerary between Skopje and Bologna, while passenger flow between the Macedonian capital and Turin was negligible. Billund will become Skopje’s second destination in Denmark after Copenhagen. On the other hand, Friedrichshafen will be the carrier’s third point in Germany from Ohrid after Dortmund and Memmingen.

Commenting on the expansion, Wizz Air said, “The new routes will add up to the existing services already operated from both Skopje and Ohrid airports and will restate the airline’s commitment to offering Macedonian passengers flights to diverse destinations. The new services to Bologna, Turin, Friedrichshafen and Billund will start being operated thanks to the allocation of a fifth aircraft to the Wizz Air base in Skopje”. Prior to the pandemic, Wizz had five jets stationed in the Macedonian capital, however, this was downsized last year due to Covid-19, with the airline yet to reinstate its entire Skopje network. “Wizz Air is now offering even more diversity in terms of destinations to Macedonians”, the airline’s Corporate Communications Manager, Paulina Gosk, concluded. In the former Yugoslavia, Wizz Air has already announced the addition of new routes from Belgrade, Banja Luka, Sarajevo and Tuzla from mid-December.

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