Skopje "Alexander the Great" Airport (SKP) is one of two international airports in Macedonia. SKP is located near and services the nation's capital city of Skopje, which is located in the municipality of Petrovec. It is 11 miles from the city center and sees more than one and a half million passengers each year. Skopje is located fairly centrally in the northern portion of Macedonia and is a hub for Wizz Air.
Popular Routes to Skopje Airport
Skopje was first used for commercial routes beginning in 1929 with added flights in the early 1930s to Belgrade, Thessaloniki, and Athens. Today, Istanbul, Zurich, Vienna, Basel in Switzerland, Mulhouse in France, Freiburg Germany, Malmo in Sweden, and London top the list of arrivals. Besides Wizz Air, over a dozen other airlines can get you to Skopje from anywhere from Dubai to Zurich.
See What's Beyond Skopje Airport
History abounds for visitors to Skopje and the surrounding areas of Macedonia. The area has been inhabited since 4000 B.C. The city and its territory have been part of the Roman Empire, the Serbian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the Bulgarian Empire as well as the Kingdom of Serbia later in history. Some of this amazing ancient history can be seen in the Kale Fortress which also houses remnants of a Neolithic village within its walls. Inside the city itself you can see many incredible sights from various ages including the Stone Bridge, the Macedonia National Theatre, Suli An in the Old Bazaar, and the Port of Macedonia on the upper Vardar River.
Transportation from Skopje Airport
When you have everything in order and are ready to hit the city there are buses that will get you to hotels in the city center, or the main bus and railway station if you are continuing on your journey. You can also start your tour at the capital mall, or you can pick up your rental car if you're driving yourself. To check on the best rental car rates available, click on the Skyscanner car rental search tab and compare rental car rates as well as airport transfers.
Cheap Flights to Skopje Airport
If you're thinking about traveling to Skopje and want to know what airlines fly to SKP, check out the Skyscanner Airline page for a full list of carriers.
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