TAV Macedonia’s rainbow-shaped water bridge Saturday morning welcomed Gullivair’s ATR 72-600 aircraft, a 70-seat propeller engine plane which took some effort to land at Skopje’s Alexander the Great Airport at 5:48 am and marked the start of the first regular commercial Sofia – Skopje flight in 15 years.
Minister of Transport and Communications Blagoj Bocvarski welcomed the first passengers off the plane, saying Macedonia had a lot to offer to Bulgarian tourists.
“I’m happy that in a very short time we reached an agreement and launched this flight together with the Republic of Bulgaria,” Bocvarski said.
The Ministry of Transport and Communications, he added, would continue to work on policies to develop national air traffic and ease travel.
“We are happy the airline started flying to and from Skopje airport despite the current crisis with the covid pandemic,” TAV Macedonia general manager Metin Batak said.