Macedonian airport Alexander the Great is poised to handle its millionth passenger for the year within days following strong September growth. As a result, the airport will surpass the million mark for the first time in fourteen years, Aviation News reports.
In 2000, Skopje has managed to handle more than a million passengers i.e. 1.000.200 travelers passed through its doors. In September, the airport handled 115.794 passengers, an increase of 21.6% compared to the same period last year. Over the past nine months it welcomed 926.495 travelers, up 21% on 2013, affirming its position as one of the fastest growing capital city airports in Europe.
Meanwhile, following a recent announcement it would extend financial support for low cost airlines into 2015, the Macedonian government has now said it will offer fresh subsidies which will target specific markets. The measure looks to boost visitors from the region travelling by plane.