- Ohrid "St. Paul the Apostle" Airport
IATA: OHD – ICAO: LWOH Summary Airport type Civil Owner/Operator PEAS Macedonia Serves Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia Location Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia Elevation AMSL 2,313 ft / 705 m Coordinates Website Runways Direction Length Surface ft m 02/20 8,366 2,550 Asphalt
Ohrid Airport  (IATA: OHD, ICAO: LWOH) (Macedonian: Аеродром Охрид, Aerodrom Ohrid), or Ohrid "St. Paul the Apostle" Airport (Macedonian: Аеродром Охрид "Св. Апостол Павле", Aerodrom Ohrid "Sv. Apostol Pavle"), is an airport in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia. The airport is located 9 km (6 mi) from Ohrid and 145 km (2 hours by bus) from Skopje, along the Struga-Kičevo-Skopje motorway.
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. The planned works include the construction of a new airport terminal building in Skopje, extension of the runway, new administration building, and new access road with parking facilities increasing the capacity of Skopje Airport to four million passengers per year with plans to turn Skopje Airport into a major transit and cargo hub for Southeast Europe. Ohrid airport will have its terminal building and VIP sections modernized. The concession contract also includes the construction of a third airport intended for cargo transport near the eastern Macedonian town of Štip which eventually would be transformed into Macedonia’s main airport. The total amount of the foreseen investment is 200 million Euros with 30 to 40 million Euros total concession payments to the Macedonian Government over the 20-year concession period. Tepe Akfen Ventures Airport Holding is one of the world's fastest expanding airport operators currently managing the Turkish airports of Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and Antalya along with Tbilisi in Georgia, and Monastir in Tunisia. TAV is also bidding to take over the management of Ruzyně International Airport and Riga International Airport.
Facilities and services
In this airport can be operational from small aircraft to medium-large aircraft. The apron can accommodate up to 9 aircraft and the terminal is equipped to handle up to 400 000 passengers annually. MAT Kon Tiki Sky, Helvetic Airways , Hello Airline, Airlift Service, Sky wings, Croatia Airlines and Adria Airways are among the airline companies operating to and from St. Paul the Apostle Airport.
The main purpose of St. Paul the Apostle Airport is to serve as a second airport in Macedonia and alternative to Alexander the Great Airport at Skopje and cater to flights bringing in tourists destined for Ohrid.
Among other concessions the terminal building encompasses an information desk, a restaurant, a duty-free shop, and a VIP lounge.
Ohrid Airport is home to 9 airline offices at the airport itself. JAT Airways, Malev, Austrian, German Wings, Helvetic, Adria, Alitalia and Czech Airlines have offices at the airport.
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.
Airlines and destinations
Airlines Destinations Adria Airways Seasonal: Ljubljana Jat Airways Seasonal: Belgrade, Skopje Sky Express Seasonal: Moscow-Vnukovo
Airlines Destinations Arkefly Seasonal: Amsterdam Corendon Airlines Seasonal: Amsterdam Hello (airline) Seasonal: Zürich Transavia.com Seasonal: Amsterdam, Skopje
On 20 November 1993 an Avioimpex Yak 42D crashed near the airport. The aircraft was on a flight from Geneva, Switzerland to Skopje, but had been diverted to Ohrid due to poor weather conditions.
- ^ Airport information for LWOH at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- ^ Name as used at the official site
- ^ Turkey's TAV signs deal for Macedonian airports
- ^ CAA - Civil Aviation Administration of the Republic of Macedonia
- ^ Fatal Events with a Sole Survivor
- ^ ASN Aircraft accident Yakovlev 42D RA-42390 Ohrid:
- ^ One survives crash; 115 die
- ^ Crash survivor dies
- Macedonian Airports Homepage
- Accident history for OHD at Aviation Safety Network
- Airport information for LWOH at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
- Current weather for LWOH at NOAA/NWS
- Airport information for LWOH at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
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