SKOPJE (N. Macedonia), October 15 (SeeNews) - Passenger numbers at North Macedonia’s international airports in Skopje and Ohrid rose by 57.2% year-on-year in the first nine months of 2021, reaching 994,237, Aeroports de Paris (ADP) said.
ADP owns 46% of Turkey’s TAV Airports, the company operating the airports in North Macedonia's capital and the lakeside city of Ohrid.
In September alone, the two international airports served 145,234 passengers, up by 85,831 passengers compared to September 2020, whereas in the last 12 months through September passenger traffic fell 9% to 1.14 million, ADP said in a statement on Thursday.
Aircraft movements at the two airports rose 60.8% on the year to 11,203 in the January-September period, while in the 12 months to end-September the figure increased by an annual 11.7% to 13,264. In September alone, aircraft movements at the airports reached 1,731, up by 864 compared to the same month last year.
North Macedonia confirmed its first case of coronavirus on February 26 last year. In mid-March 2020, the government ordered the closure of Skopje and Ohrid airports to slow the spread of the disease. The airports reopened in July 2020.