Ohrid Municipality has announced that as of next year, Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport is to be connected with Slovenia, Italy, Austria and Switzerland via new air links, yet to be introduced.
Mayor, Ohrid Municipality, Nikola Bakracheski confirmed that the local government of Ohrid has set aside almost €100,000 for the subvention of low-cost carriers in 2013. It is expected that the municipality of Struga will also contribute with the same amount.
Bakracheski confirmed: "Our plan is to increase this sum almost €200,000 next year to subsidise regular flights from Ohrid Airport. I hope that the Mayor of Struga will follow this move, and I've received today assurances that Struga will also propose to its Council to adopt a decision to subsidise these flights."
As he explained, analysis made in the past show that up to 30 per cent of passengers arriving to Skopje International Airport live in the southwest region of the country. Affordable flights would facilitate travel of residents of Ohrid, Struga, Debar, Kichevo, Bitola, Podgradec and Korca.
Bakracheski further expressed hope that budget airlines will increase their frequencies to and from Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport and establish new links. So far, as he revealed, interest was shown by Wizz Air and Adria Airways.