After securing the arrival of low cost airline Wizz Air, Skopje Aleksandar the Great Airport has another new high profile arrival. The Austrian low cost airline, Niki, will commence flights to Skopje this summer with 2 weekly flights from Vienna. A promotional flight is set to be operated on Thursday when a press conference is also scheduled to take place in Skopje, where details of the new service will be revealed. On Thursday, the public will be informed of the launch date of the new route, flights information and ticket prices.
Niki recently requested for a permit in order to operate flights to Skopje. A month ago, when the Macedonian Civil Aviation Agency made public the airlines that are set to operate flights to Skopje this summer, Niki was not listed as one of them. The Austrian no frills airline has been lured by Macedonia‘s airport operator TAV Holdings, local media report. This summer another low cost airline, Wizz Air, will launch services from London Luton and Venice to Skopje.
Currently, within the EX-YU region Niki only operates flights to Belgrade. From June 29, the airline will launch flights to Priština.