Ohrid "St. Paul the Apostle" Airport



The airport " Paul the Apostle " Ohrid ( Macedonian Aerodrome St. Apostol Pavle Ohrid Аеродром Св Апостол Павле Охрид, .. English Ohrid St. Paul The Apostle Airport ) is the second largest international airport Macedonia.


Ohrid Airport was built in 1952 northeast of Lake Ohrid, it lies between the villages Gorenci and Orovnik nine kilometers north-west of Ohrid. Department at the start of the airport is only about a 900 -meter grass runway. On 5 July 1953, the first international flight was registered. Meanwhile, a 2550 -meter-long paved runway and runway was built.

On November 20, 1993, a Yakovlev Yak -42 Avioimpex crashed on approach to the airport against a mountain. The plane was on a flight from Geneva ( Switzerland ) to Skopje, but was diverted to Ohrid due to poor weather. Only one of the 124 people on board survived the plane crash.

Airlines and destinations

Ohrid is weekly flights from Amsterdam, Belgrade, Brussels and Zurich.