Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport

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Ohrid St.Paul the Apostle Airport

Аеродром „Свети Апостол Павле“ Охрид

Aerodrom „Sveti Apostol Pavle“ Ohrid
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Summary
Airport typeCivil
Owner/OperatorTAV Airports
ServesOhrid, North Macedonia
LocationOrovnik, Debarca Municipality
Elevation AMSL2,313 ft / 705 m
Coordinates41°10′48″N 020°44′32″E / 41.18000°N 20.74222°E / 41.18000; 20.74222
Websiteohd.airports.com.mk
Map
OHD is located in Republic of North Macedonia
OHD
OHD
Location of airport in North Macedonia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01/19 8,366 2,550 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers184,283[1]
Passenger change 17–18Increase15,8%

Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport[2] (Macedonian: Аеродром „Св. Апостол Павле“ Охрид, romanizedAerodrom „Sv. Apostol Pavle“ Ohrid, IATA: OHD, ICAO: LWOH), also known as Ohrid Airport (Macedonian: Аеродром Охрид, romanizedAerodrom Ohrid), is an international airport in Ohrid, North Macedonia. The airport is located 9 km (6 mi) northwest from Ohrid. The main purpose of St. Paul the Apostle Airport is to serve as a second airport in North Macedonia and alternative to Skopje International Airport and cater to flights bringing in tourists destined for Ohrid.

History[edit]

The last runway reconstruction was performed in 2004, when a lighting system, a first category with simple approach lights, was installed. Other features enable takeoff, landing and maneuvering with different types of aircraft.[3]

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. Ohrid airport saw its terminal building and VIP sections modernized.

Facilities[edit]

The airport can accommodate small to medium-sized aircraft. The apron can park up to 9 aircraft and the terminal is equipped to handle up to 400 000 passengers annually. Among other amenities the terminal building encompasses an information desk, a restaurant, a duty-free shop, and a VIP lounge.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Air Serbia Seasonal charter: Basel/Mulhouse
Arkia Seasonal: Tel Aviv
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels
Chair Airlines Charter: Zürich
Corendon Dutch Airlines Seasonal: Amsterdam, Maastricht/Aachen
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Warsaw-Chopin
Edelweiss Air Zürich
Eurowings Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Stuttgart
LOT Polish Airlines Seasonal charter: Katowice
Onur Air Seasonal: Istanbul
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam, Eindhoven
Wizz Air Basel/Mulhouse, Dortmund, London–Luton, Malmö, Memmingen, Milan–Malpensa, Vienna

Statistics[edit]

The number of passengers at the airport is shown in the next table:

Traffic figures at Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport
Year Passengers Change Aircraft movements Change
1990 67,811 - - -
1991 60,440 Decrease10,9% - -
1992 34,344 Decrease43,2% - -
1993 48,022 Increase39,8% - -
1994 18,681 Decrease61,1% - -
1995 39,270 Increase110,2% - -
1996 104,229 Increase165,4% - -
1997 42,544 Decrease59,2% - -
1998 55,417 Increase30,3% - -
1999 74,497 Increase34,4% - -
2000 65,941 Decrease11,5% - -
2001 53,954 Decrease18,2% - -
2002 60,209 Increase11,6% - -
2003 51,082 Decrease15,5% - -
2004 32,309 Decrease36,8% - -
2005 53,901 Increase66,8% - -
2006 50,336 Decrease6,6% - -
2007 45,515 Decrease9,6% - -
2008 44,413 Decrease2,4% - -
2009 33,873 Decrease23,7% - -
2010 14,095 Decrease58,4% - -
2011 78,246 Increase455,1% 906 -
2012 84,736 Increase8,3% 866 Decrease4,4%
2013 83,060 Decrease2,0% 1,069 Increase23,4%
2014 69,984 Decrease15,7% 821 Decrease23,2%
2015 107,916 Increase54,2% 1,133 Increase38,0%
2016 145,002 Increase34,5% 1,446 Increase27,6%
2017 159,072 Increase9,7% 1,450 Increase0.3%
2018 184,283 Increase15,8% 1,562 Increase7.7%
2019 (01.01-31.08) 213,170 Increase55.7% 1,802 Increase56.7%

Ground transportation[edit]

There are currently no buses linking the airport with Ohrid city centre. The normal taxi fare for the 9-km ride is 8 euros or 500 denars

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On 20 November 1993 Avioimpex Flight 110, a Yak 42D crashed near the airport.[4] The aircraft was on a flight from Geneva, Switzerland to Skopje, but had been diverted to Ohrid due to poor weather conditions.[5] All eight crewmembers and 116 passengers died as a result of the accident.[6] 115 died at the scene, the final victim died from injuries in hospital eleven days later.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EX-YU airport race 2018". EX-YU Aviation News. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  2. ^ "TAV Ohrid Airport, North Macedonia". ohd.airports.com.mk. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Civil Aviation Administration of the Republic of Macedonia". CAA. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  4. ^ "Plane crashes with a sole survivor". www.airsafe.com. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  5. ^ Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Yakovlev 42D RA-42390 Ohrid Airport (OHD)". aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  6. ^ "The Bryan Times - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  7. ^ "The Vindicator - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 7 February 2018.

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