Skopje Airport (SKP) is the larger and busier airport of the two in Macedonia. It is located 17 km southeast of the capital Skopje, in the Municipality of Petrovec.
First flights at Skopje Airport
The first commercial flights in Skopje were introduced in 1929 by the Yugoslav carrier Aeroput. After World War II, Aeroput was replaced by JAT Yugoslav Airlines. JAT linked Skopje to a number of domestic and international destinations.
Skopje Airport signs a contract with TAV
In 2008 the Macedonian Government signed a contract with the Turkish company Tepe Akfen Ventures (TAV). The contract is for a twenty-year-long concession during which TAV would manage Macedonia’s two existing airports. In September 2011, Skopje Airport gained a new terminal building, extension of the runway, and new administrative building. TAV also built a new cargo building and new access road with parking facilities. The goal of the project is to increase the capacity of the airport to four million passengers per year. The plan is to turn it into a major transit and cargo hub for Southeast Europe.
Skopje Airport now
Currently, there are 18 airlines that operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Skopje. Wizz Air is the top carrier. You will find all of the airlines’ desks on the ground floor, straight ahead when entering the airport, and on your right.
The airport is fairly small so it’s quite easy to get around it.
Getting around Skopje Airport
You can find the information counter and meeting point on the ground floor. It’s in front of the escalators leading to the Departures sections. They are marked with signs above the counters window.
You can connect to free of charge wifi internet provided by Makedonski Telekom. The network is under ‘Telekom HotSpot’. After connecting you will be redirected to a web page on your default browser. By clicking on the ‘Connect’ icon, you will be able to use the wifi without any password entry. The connection lasts for 30 minutes and you can re-connect by following the same steps.
Telekom HotSpot banner
Skopje Airport has a handful of cafes and restaurants. There’s Cakes&Bakes, Cafe Inn, Burger King, all in service 24 hours. There are 2 duty-free stores which are open during all flights. You can find them located in the departures hall of the airport after passport control.
If you need to withdraw money or exchange, there are 3 options. There’s the office of Halkbank, an International Currency Exchange Office, and the Post Office.
Macedonian Post Exchange Office
On the airport’s ground floor you will also find a souvenir store, bakery and vending machines.
If you’re planning on visiting Skopje, take a look at the 5 places you must visit. Safe travels and enjoy your stay!