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Wizz Air introduces Berlin, Copenhagen, Bratislava flights from Skopje

Low­-cost airline Wizz Air introduced on Tuesday flights from Skopje to Berlin, Bratislava and Copenhagen, twice a week.

The company will also start to operate the Skopje­-Hamburg flight, replacing the Lubeck airport destination, on June 20.

In addition, the Macedonian Government and Wizz Air have agreed on the training of Macedonian pilots and their employment in the company.

"The training costs and obtaining the license are provided by the company. Four Macedonian pilots are currently attending the training program", said Minister of Transport and Communications, Vlado Misajlovski at the event.

David Morgan, Wizz Air Chief Flight Operations Officer, said the pilots would be employed alongside the other 75 Macedonian employees at different job positions.

Zoran Krstevski, director of Skopje and Ohrid airports' concessionaire TAV Macedonia, stressed the three new destinations increase the number of direct flights from Skopje to European capitals to 14.

Martin Bezak, Slovak Ambassador to Macedonia, said the Skopje-­Bratislava flight is the first in the 22­-year history of bilateral ties.

"The flight will reduce the travel time between the two countries to 1.5 hour. I believe the current tourism exchange of several thousand people between Slovakia and Macedonia will soon increase to 10,000 tourists, businessmen, students and young people", said Ambassador Bezak.

Wizz Air operates 24 destinations from the Skopje and Ohrid airports. This January it registered two million passengers in Macedonia since the launch of operations in 2011.

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