Prishtina Airport rügt Skopje wegen WizzAir

Prishtina klagt Skopje wegen den subventionierten Billigflügen mit WizzAir von Skopje an, laut den kosovarischen Betreibern wäre das ein "unlauterer Wettbewerb". Die Kosovaren mischen sich in die makedonische Innenpolitik bzw Wirtschaft in dem sie verlauten "Der makedonische Staat subventioniert nur Flüge mit einer Airline, das ist ein Verstoß gegen EU Bestimmungen". Mehr im englischen Text unten, entnommen von exyuaviation.com.

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Pristina confronts Skopje over Wizz Air
Pristina Airport has again accused the Macedonian government and Skopje Alexander the Great Airport of unfair competition as a result of the subsidies it is providing to Wizz Air for flights from the country. 
Pristina Airport's Managing Director, Haldun Fırat Kokturk, says, "They are directly subsidising one company. Depending on the passenger quantity, from eight to thirteen euros per passenger, which is around a 30 - 35% discount per passenger. That is a big amount of money. But they are doing it only for one airline. This is totally against European Union regulations". 
The Kosovo Civil Aviation Authority has lodged a complaint with the European Commission against subsidies the Macedonian government is providing to Wizz Air. In its latest progress report on Macedonia last month, the European Commission said, "Concerns remain over financial incentives granted to air operators to apply requirements under phase I of the European Common Aviation Agreement". 
Earlier this year, Wizz Air said the subsidies it receives from the Macedonian government are in line with EU regulations. “Financial support is provided on a transparent basis through public tenders. We are fine and we have no issues with Brussels”, Wizz Air’s CEO, Jozsef Varadi, said.