The Director-General of the Civil Aviation Agency, Tomislav Tuntev, said that it shouldn’t be expected the airports in North Macedonia to be opened before the 15th of June. At the moment the number of flights compared to last year is just 7 to 10%, and these include military flights, special medical, state and humanitarian flights and repatriation flights for citizens who were out of the country during the outburst of the pandemic when the borders were closed, informs Portalb.mk.
– I estimate that the airports will not be opened for certain before the 15th of June. Everything depends on the number of infected in the forthcoming days and the sustainability of the health system. I believe that during the second half of June a decision can be made, but this is only an assumption” – said Tuntev for Portalb.mk.
The air traffic is also closed throughout Europe, with several minor exceptions.
-At the moment, across the European skies, the number of flights is only 10% compared to last year. There aren’t any flights from our country, but for example, there are flights from Bulgaria to the UK. Starting from yesterday, Wizzair restarted its flights from Sarajevo and Tusla. Turkish Airlines will start its flights to 6 European destinations from the 18th of June. It means that the flights will return from the second half of June – said Tuntev.