Skopje, 15 June 2020 (MIA) – The low-cost airline Wizz Air said Monday it extends the suspension of all flights to and from North Macedonia until July 13, 2020 due to extension of travel restrictions imposed on all foreign flights to and from the country.
Passengers with bookings affected by flight suspensions will be automatically informed via e-mail, in case the customers booked directly on wizzair.com or via the airline’s mobile app. 120% of the original fare will automatically be uploaded to the customer’s WIZZ account, with the amount to be used in the next 24 months for the purchase of Wizz Air products and services.
Passengers can also opt for a cash refund – which will take longer to complete – and will be informed about the necessary steps for a bank transfer or transfer to a bank card in a separate e-mail. In this case, customers will be eligible for only 100% of the original fare. Passengers who made their bookings via travel agencies – including online travel agencies – should get in touch with the company from which they purchased their tickets, Wizz Air said in a press release.
Minister of Transport and Communications Goran Sugareski said last week that it is too early to open the airports, however he said that there are discussions on this topic.
He reiterated that airport concessionaire TAV has said that the Skopje and Ohrid airports would be operational within 7 days after a decision on their opening.
The Ohrid-based airport St. Paul the Apostle was closed on March 15, while Skopje International Airport on March 18 due to the global spread of COVID-19.
The government at its session on Friday adopted a protocol on transit of foreign nationals across the country through Tabanovce, Deve Bair, Bogorodica, Kjafasan, Blace border crossings and the Skopje airport.