In 2008 the Macedonian government signed a contract with the Turkish company Tepe Akfen Ventures (TAV) for a twenty-year-long concession during which this company would manage Macedonia's two existing airports in Ohrid and Skopje. The planned works include the construction of a new airport terminal building in Skopje, extension of the runway, new administration building, and new access road with parking facilities increasing the capacity of Skopje Airport to four million passengers per year with plans to turn Skopje Airport into a major transit and cargo hub for Southeast Europe. Ohrid airport will have its terminal building and VIP sections modernized. The concession contract also includes the construction of a third airport intended for cargo transport near the eastern Macedonian town of Štip which eventually would be transformed into Macedonia’s main airport. The total amount of the foreseen investment is 200 million Euros with 30 to 40 million Euros total concession payments to the Macedonian Government over the 20-year concession period. Tepe Akfen Ventures Airport Holding is one of the world's fastest expanding airport operators currently managing the Turkish airports of Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and Antalya along with Tbilisi in Georgia, and Monastir in Tunisia. TAV is also bidding to take over the management of Ruzyně International Airport and Riga International Airport.
In this airport can be operational from small aircraft to medium-large aircraft. The apron can accommodate up to 9 aircraft and the terminal is equipped to handle up to 400 000 passengers annually. Among other concessions the terminal building encompasses an information desk, a restaurant, a duty-free shop, and a VIP lounge.
There is a new bus service linking the airport and the city port of Ohrid. Buses operate twice weekly (Wednesdays and Sundays) and are scheduled according to the Wizzair flights to/from Basel and London-Luton. One-way ticket price: 200 MKD.
On 20 November 1993 Avioimpex Flight 110, a Yak 42D crashed near the airport. The aircraft was on a flight from Geneva, Switzerland to Skopje, but had been diverted to Ohrid due to poor weather conditions. All eight crewmembers and 116 passengers died as a result of the accident. 115 died at the scene, the final victim died from injuries in hospital eleven days later.