Getting to Ohrid from Canada, was no easy matter, but when VT Friends of ours mentioned that we could fly to Ohrid directly from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, we booked it. Corendon Vacations, offered flight on CORENDON AIRLINES directly to Ohrid's St. Paul the Apostle Airport, shuttle bus to and from the airport, 11 nights at the Diplomat Hotel and breakfast daily for 586,50 Euros for the two of us. The plane carried almost 180 passengers and the flight took about 2 1/2 hours. Very pleasant and enjoyable flight.
The airport of Ohrid is located 9 km from the town, along the motorway Ohrid-Kicevo-Skopje. Its altitude is 705 metres. latitude 41 10' 46' ' , and longitude 20 44' 51' ' . The runway is 2.550 km long and 45 metres wide. The capacity of the Airport is 300 passengers per hour. The Airport is servicing the following airlift companies: Avioimpeks, MAT, JAT, Adria Airways, Balkan Airlines, and Ada Air.
This year (2010) I landed for the first time on Ohrid Airport with a direct flight from Amsterdam.
What a great view of Lake Ohrid before landing!
In the summer, there is a little bar with a terrace outside where you can have a drink (e.g. your last Skopsko beer!). The picture is taken from the terrace...
While small, Ohrid's airport is the countries second international airport. Compared to other ways of getting to the lake, it presents the most convenient opportunities. Unfortunately it's only served by a small number of airlines, with only a few destinations. Probably the most major airline serving the town is Slovenia's national airline, Adria, which flies to its capital, Ljubljana. Switzerland's budget carrier, Helvetic Airways, flies somewhat expensive trips to Zurich.
Macedonia's flag carrier, MAT Airlines, has flights to Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Vienna, Tel Aviv and Zurich. The other local Balkans carrier is JAT airlines, which ferries in Serbian tourists from Belgrade.