Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport

Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport[1] (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 (5.6 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.

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; 20.74222Coordinates: 41°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 North Macedonia
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Location within North Macedonia
OHD is located in Europe
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01/19 8,366 2,550 Asphalt
Statistics (2021)
Passengers122,154
Passenger change 20-21Increase 69.5%
Aircraft movements976
Movements change 20-21Increase 61.1%

HistoryEdit

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.[2]

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.

FacilitiesEdit

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.

There is no arrivals lounge. The local public await the passengers outside the building.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport:

AirlinesDestinations
Air Serbia Seasonal: Belgrade (resumes 5 June 2023)[3]
Arkia Seasonal: Tel Aviv
Chair Airlines Zürich[4]
Corendon Dutch Airlines Seasonal: Amsterdam
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
LOT Polish Airlines Seasonal: Warsaw–Chopin
TUI Airways Seasonal: London–Gatwick,[5] Manchester (both begin 31 May 2023)[6]
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam, Eindhoven
Wizz Air Basel/Mulhouse, Dortmund, Memmingen-Munich West, Vienna
Seasonal: Malmö

StatisticsEdit

Annual passenger traffic at OHD airport. See Wikidata query.

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  10,9% - -
1992 34,344  43,2% - -
1993 48,022  39,8% - -
1994 18,681  61,1% - -
1995 39,270  110,2% - -
1996 104,229  165,4% - -
1997 42,544  59,2% - -
1998 55,417  30,3% - -
1999 74,497  34,4% - -
2000 65,941  11,5% - -
2001 53,954  18,2% - -
2002 60,209  11,6% - -
2003 51,082  15,5% - -
2004 32,309  36,8% - -
2005 53,901  66,8% - -
2006 50,336  6,6% - -
2007 45,515  9,6% - -
2008 44,413  2,4% - -
2009 33,873  23,7% - -
2010 14,095  58,4% - -
2011 78,246  455,1% 906 -
2012 84,736  8,3% 866  4,4%
2013 83,060  2,0% 1,069  23,4%
2014 69,984  15,7% 821  23,2%
2015 107,916  54,2% 1,133  38,0%
2016 145,002  34,5% 1,446  27,6%
2017 159,072  9,7% 1,450  0.3%
2018 184,283  15,8% 1,562  7.7%
2019 317,218  72.1% 2,623  67.9%
2020 72,086  77.3% 606  76.9%
2021 122,154  69.5% 976  61.1%
2022 (01.01-30.11) 216,316  95.9% 1,476  67.7%

Ground transportationEdit

There are currently no buses linking the airport with Ohrid city centre. The normal taxi fare for the 9-km ride is 12 euros or 730 denars.

Incidents and accidentsEdit

  • On 20 November 1993, Avioimpex Flight 110, a Yak 42D crashed near the airport.[7] The aircraft was on a flight from Geneva, Switzerland to Skopje, but had been diverted to Ohrid due to poor weather conditions.[8] All eight crew members and 116 passengers died as a result of the accident.[9] 115 died at the scene, the final victim died from injuries in hospital eleven days later.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TAV Ohrid Airport, North Macedonia". ohd.airports.com.mk. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Civil Aviation Administration of the Republic of Macedonia". CAA. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  3. ^ https://www.exyuaviation.com/2022/12/air-serbia-to-unveil-new-routes.html
  4. ^ https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/221104-gmns23
  5. ^ "TUI to add second new Ohrid service".
  6. ^ "TUI to launch new Ohrid service". EX-YU Aviation News. 23 August 2022. Retrieved 14 December 2022.
  7. ^ "Plane crashes with a sole survivor". www.airsafe.com. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  8. ^ Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Yakovlev 42D RA-42390 Ohrid Airport (OHD)". aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  9. ^ "The Bryan Times - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  10. ^ "The Vindicator - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 7 February 2018.

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