Skopje Airport Arrivals

Skopje International Airport

Address: 1043, Petrovec North Macedonia

IATA airport code: SKP
ICAO airport code: LWSK
Alias: Skopje Alexander the Great Airport and Petrovec Airport

Tel: +389 (0) 2 3148 333
Web: skp.airports.com.mk

SKP arrivals today

About Skopje International Airport Arrivals

Skopje International Airport (Меѓународен аеродром Скопје) is the country’s main airport (owned by TAV Airports). The location is in North Macedonia and also called by locals ‘Аеродром Скопје’. If flying to Skopje is not an option for you then you could go for another airport in North Macedonia. The location of this airport St. Paul the Apostle Airport is further away but still easy to travel to. It is the largest airport in North Macedonia. Another important airport in the country is the one near Lake Ohrid. Wizz Air offers many flights to different destinations in Europe. It uses 1 runway and a relatively new terminal was built in 2011. Since then, the capacity has increased considerably, resulting in an immediate increase in passenger numbers from 700 thousand to almost 2.4 million per year.

Airport map

Skopje Arrivals Airport Map

Most busy flight routes
History

The first Skopje arrivals were there about 100 years ago in 1928. Not much later, commercial flights were also operated by Aeroput with a route to Belgrade. A few years later, this airline also operated regional flights to the Greek cities of Athens and Thessaloniki. Jat Yugoslav Airlines took over commercial flight routes after World War II and expanded to more international flights.

There have been a new terminal and an extended runway officially opened in 2011. The number of passengers at the airport has grown significantly in recent years, with the airline Wizz Air playing an important role.

Terminal Skopje Airport

The airport has a modern terminal consisting of two floors. On the ground floor you will find the check-in desks on the right. You will arrive at SKP Arrivals on the left side of the building. The departure hall is located on the first floor of the terminal. There are different shops and places to grab a drink or food. There is also a Primeclass Business Lounge available.

Terminal map

skopje airport arrivals SKP terminal map ground floor

Passenger statistics

In the past 10 years, the number of passengers has tripled to 2,360,400 people in 2019. That is 19,177 Skopje airport arrivals. Most Skopje arrivals are from Wizz Air. It even has a 65 percent market share. Far behind that comes Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Germania Flug. Despite the popularity of Wizz Air, the 2 busiest routes to Istanbul and Zurich are handled by Pegasus and Turkish Airlines.

Skopje Airport flight routes

There are a small number of airlines available at this airport. Some of these that offer most flight routes are:

  • Air SERBIA
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Corendon Airlines
  • Helvetic Airways
  • Edelweiss
  • FlyDubai
  • Pegasus Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Sunexpress
  • Swiss International Airlines
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Wizz Air

Some other frequent Skopje Airport arrivals besides the earlier mentioned ones are Basel Switzerland, Mulhouse France, Freiburg Germany, Malmo and Bratislava. Some routes that have just one or a few flights a week:

Ground transport

Directions:

  • To city center: Join the A1/E75 in Komuna e Petrovecit. Take the A4 to the Blvd. Aleksandar Makedonski in Qyteti i Shkupit. Take the A4 exit and continue on Blvd. Aleksandar Makedonski to your destination in Shkupi.

SKP Arrivals directions map

Public and other transportation options:

  • Rent A Car: there are many car rental agencies for the size of the airport. The well-known ones such as Avis, Europcar, Alamo, and Sixt, for example, have counters, but also many local ones, such as TOto for rent Dooel, Star Car, Goldcar, Alfa Prips, Momo Rent a Car, Green Motion and many others.
  • Bus: traveling by bus to and from the airport is easy with the organization W Transporter. There are 6 to 7 buses to the center of Skopje every day with only a few stops. The first stop is at the Capitol Mall, the second at Central Bus Station and the final stop is at the Holiday Inn hotel right outside. The price for this ride is 199 MKD.
  • Taxi: if you want to travel by taxi after arrival, walk out of the terminal and you will see many taxis waiting. They are white and numbered with a number up to 65. There are fixed prices for the day. Traveling to Skopje costs, for example, 1500 MKD or 25 euros. The list of taxi prices can be found at the exit of the terminal, but should also be in the taxi.
Parking

Parking at Skopje Airport is possible just in front of the terminal. Park short or long term. If you have to park regularly, it is advisable to take out a subscription. The starting rate is 90 MKD for the first hour. For a whole day you pay 700 MKD. Days 4 through 7 are actually free as the total price remains 2100 MKD. From 8 to 14 days it is 2800 and up to 30 days 3300 MKD. There is also a transit zone for people who just want to quickly disembark passengers by car. This is also called the Hug & Fly. In this situation you can leave the car for free for up to 10 minutes. There are also parking lots for disabled persons and for diplomatic vehicles.

Hotels near Skopje Airport

If you want to stay in a hotel quickly after arrival, then there is really only 1 hotel recommended. That is the Mirror hotel in the nearby village of Petrovec. This hotel scores online as a very good hotel.