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Name: MAT AIRWAYS
7JetSet7 Code: MCC
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: SKOPJE
Country: MACEDONIA
Employees 120
Web: mat.com.mk
Email: flops@mat.com.mk
Telephone: +389 2 329 2333
Fax: +389 2 322 9576
Sita: SKPSPIN
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MCC-APR06-A
MCC-APR06-B
MCC-LOGO
MCC-OCT04
MCC-OCT05-A
MCC-OCT08-A
MCC-OCT08-B
MCC-OCT08-C
MCC-OCT08-D
MCC-OCT08-E
MCC-OCT08-F

FORMED AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1994. NATIONAL AIRLINE OF FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA. FORMERLY "MAT MACEDONIAN AIRLINES" AND A K A "MAKEDONSKIE AVIOTRANSPORT." DOMESTIC, REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
VASIL GLAVINOV 3
SKOPJE MK-1000, MACEDONIA (MAKEDONIJA)

THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1991 AND COVERS AN AREA OF 25,713 SQ KM. THE CAPITAL CITY IS SKOPJE AND THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS MACEDONIAN. THE POPULATION IS 2.2 MILLION (620,000 MACEDONIANS ARE LIVING ABROAD).

Destinations:

Amsterdam is the capital and the largest city of The Netherlands. Its name is derived from "Amstel dam," pointing to the city's origin: a dam on the river Amstel. The city is known for its historic port, the Rijksmuseum, its red-light district (de Wallen), its liberal coffee shop policy, and its many canals (grachten), which have led to Amsterdam being called the "Venice of the North". Founded as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, because of its innovative developments in trade. During this time, the city was the leading centre for finance and diamonds.

Berlin is a major center in European politics, culture, media, and science. It serves as a continental hub for air and rail transport. The city's economy is primarily based on the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, media corporations, environmental services, congress and convention venues. Berlin is the third most-visited tourist destination in the European Union (EU). Other industries include traffic engineering, optoelectronics, Information Technology (IT), vehicle manufacturing, health care, biomedical engineering, and biotechnology. The metropolis is home to world-renowned universities, research institutes, sporting events, orchestras, museums, and personalities. Berlin's urban landscape and historical legacy has made it a popular setting for international film productions. Recognized for its festivals, contemporary architecture, nightlife and avant-garde arts, Berlin has evolved into a focal point for individuals attracted by liberal lifestyle, modern zeitgeist and low cost of living.

Dusseldorf is not only widely known as a center of the German advertising and fashion industries: in the last few years, the city on the Rhine has become one of the top telecommunications centers in Germany. There are 18 internet providers located in the capital of North-Rhine Westphalia. With two of the four big German providers of mobile frequencies, D2 Vodafone and E-Plus, Dusseldorf leads the German mobile phone market. There are also many foreign trading centers in Dusseldorf such as NTT, Ericsson, Nokia and GTS.

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and along with Hamburg Harbour, its central port, Hamburg is also the second largest port in Europe (after Rotterdam), ninth-largest port in the world, and the most populous city in the European Union (EU), which is not a national capital. The city contains an approximate 1.8 million inhabitants. Hamburg's proper name is the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (German: Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg). It makes reference to Hamburg's membership in the medieval Hanseatic League and also to the fact that Hamburg is a city-state and one of the sixteen Federal States of Germany.

Straddling the Bosphorus, its skyline studded with domes and minarets, Istanbul is one of the truly great romantic cities. Its history tracks back from Byzantium to Constantinople, to its place at the head of the Ottoman Empire. Today, it hums as Turkey's cultural heart and good-time capital. In this sprawling, continent-spanning city, you can tramp the streets, where crusaders and janissaries once marched; admire mosques that are the most sublime architectural expressions of Islamic piety; peer into the sultan's harem; and hunt for bargains in the Kapal (Grand Bazaar).

Ohrid is a city on the eastern shore of Lake Ohrid in the Republic of Macedonia. It has about 42,000 inhabitants, making it the seventh largest city in the country. The city is the seat of Ohrid municipality. Ohrid is notable for having once had 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and is referred to as the Macedonian Jerusalem[1]. The city is rich in picturesque houses and monuments, and tourism is predominant. It is located southwest of Skopje, west of Resen and Bitola, and east of Elbasan and Tirana in Albania. The contemporary city of Ohrid is a descendant of the antique town of Lychnidos. This was confirmed by several Byzantine sources in which it was written "the town is situated on a high hill near the large lake of Lychnidos, by which also the town was named Lychnis, previously known as Dassaretis.

Rome is the national capital of Italy, and is the seat of the President of the Italian Republic, whose official residence is Quirinale Palace. Rome hosts also the Italian Parliament, Italian Prime Minister, and all the ministries. The Mayor of Rome is Giovanni Alemanno of the People of Freedom coalition, elected in 2008. A political debate in Italy focuses on the opportunity of providing the city with "special powers" of local jurisdiction (the "Roma Capitale" directives), [11] and possibly of turning either the comune or the Province of Rome into a "capital district" [12] separate from the Lazio region, modelled after other European capital cities.

Skopje is the capital and largest city in the Republic of Macedonia, with more than a quarter of the population of the country, as well as the political, cultural, economic, and academic centre of the country. It was known from the Roman period under the name Scupi. The city developed rapidly after World War II, but this trend was interrupted in 1963, when it was hit by a disastrous earthquake. Today, Skopje is a modern city with a wide range of cultural monuments.

Vienna is the capital of Austria, and is also one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city; with a population of about 1.7 million (2.3 million within the metropolitan area), it is by far the largest city in Austria as well as its cultural, economic and political center. It is the 10th largest city by population in the European Union (EU) and was listed by Mercer Human Resource Consulting as having the 3rd highest quality of living. The United Nations (UN) has offices there, as does (OPEC). The Vienna International Centre near the Danube also hosts important international offices, including the International Atomic Energy Agency. Vienna lies in the very east of Austria and is close to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. In 2001, the city centre was designated a (UNESCO) World Heritage Site and an Economist Intelligence Unit study of 127 world cities ranked it first, equal with Vancouver for the quality of life.

We know what you're thinking, but honestly, this is not the boring banking capital, it's reputed to be. In fact, Zurich is - whisper it softly - surprisingly hip and trendy. Hundreds of new bars, restaurants and clubs have opened since planning laws were changed in the late 1990s, and Zurich now hosts Europe's largest annual street party. Admittedly, the first impression, of a small, clean and orderly metropolis, with church steeples above a crystal-blue river and lake, is pleasant rather than exciting. But then you're struck by the happy noise of the cobbled Niederdorfstrasse, on the eastern riverbank, and won over by the hedonism around the lake.

FEBRUARY 1997: TO AMSTERDAM, BERLIN SCHONEFELD, BRUSSELS, DUSSELDORF, ROME, FRANKFURT, HALMSTAD, HAMBURG, HANOVER, ISTANBUL, KERKYRA, MILAN ORIO AL SERIO, MUNICH, REYKJAVIK, STUTTGART, VIENNA & ZURICH.

1 DC-9-32 (47567), LEASED FROM (JAT).

JUNE 1997: 115 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 56 FLIGHT CREW (FC).

SEPTEMBER 1997: MADE ERROR OF LANDING IN ATHENS (GREECE DOES NOT RECOGNIZE MACEDONIA). HAD 3 HOUR DELAY PAINTING OVER NAME.

1 737-3H9 (23716), (JAT) LEASED.

AUGUST 1998: RETURNED DC-9-32 (688-47567) TO YUGOSLAV (JAT) AND
LEASED DC-9-32 (689-47568). USED (JAT) DC-10-30 ON AD HOC BASIS FOR SUMMER SERVICES.

FEBRUARY 1999: PLANS TO EXPAND SERVICE TO RUSSIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, AND ROMANIA. IN SUMMER, SERVICE FROM CHANIA (CRETE) TO TUNIS, & LEBANON TO ISLANDS OF SANTORINI, KOS, MYKONOS, AND RHODES.

3 ORDERS (3/99) MD-90-30'S (V2525-D5), AVIATION INVESTOR SERVICES, 5 YEAR LEASED.

APRIL 1999: PLANS TO EXPAND INTO EASTERN EUROPE.

JULY 1999: DC-9-32 (695-47571, YU-AJL), (JAT) LEASED.

OCTOBER 1999: 1 737-3H9 (1175023416, Z3-AAA) DELIVERY.

APRIL 2000: 115 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 56 FLIGHT CREW (FC)).

JULY 2000: 1999 = 7.53MILLION (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC; 202,000 PASSENGERS (PAX); 115 EMPLOYEES.

SEPTEMBER 2000: UPDATES ITS COLOR SCHEME WITH YELLOW AND RED TAIL MARKINGS GENERATED FROM NATIONAL FLAG OF MACEDONIA. THE INDEPENDENT COUNTRY, FORMERLY PART OF YUGOSLAVIA, BORDERS YUGOSLAVIA (KOSOVO), ALBANIA, BULGARIA, AND THE MACEDONIAN PROVINCE (GREATER MACEDONIA) OF GREECE.

SEPTEMBER 2001: SITA: SKPTOIN.

APRIL 2002: 240 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 24 FLIGHT CREW (FC); 57 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA); & 7 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

(http://www.mat.com.mk). SITA: SKPSPJN.

OWNERS/SHAREHOLDERS: ZIVKO GRUEVSKI (48.43%); ZLATO PETROVSKI (48.43%).

DOMESTIC, SCHEDULED SERVICES: OHRID.

INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED SERVICES: AMSTERDAM; DUSSELDORF; HAMBURG; ROME; & ZURICH.

December 2002: 737-3H9 (1526-24141, YU-ANW), (JAT) wet-leased.

March 2003: Canceled the contracts of 17 Yugoslav pilots (FC) after the Macedonian Civil Aviation authority instructed the airline to only employ local flight crews (FC). The airline may lose its flag carrier status.

July 2003: 2 MD-82's (48019; 48059), ex-Air Lib (ALB), Safair (SFA) wet-leased.

November 2003: Code share with Swiss International (CSR), Skopje - Zurich.

May 2004: 240 employees (including 24 Flight Crew (FC), 57 Cabin Attendants (CA), & 7 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

July 2004: 120 employees.

2003 = 294 million (RPK) passenger traffic (+20.9%); 66% LF load factor; 211,000 passengers (PAX) (+23.2%); 141,000 (FTK) freight traffic (-33.5%).

Skopje - Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Hughada, Monastir, & Sharm el Sheikh (weekly charter flights).

October 2004: Code share with Austrian Airlines (AUL), Skopje - Vienna, and Ohrid - Vienna.

737-3B7 (23858, Z3-AAF), CIT (TCI) leased.

June 2005: 227 employees (including 14 Flight Crew (FC); 45 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 7 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

August 2005: 737-3H9 (23416) returned to (JAT).

November 2005: MAT Macedonian Airlines (MCC) will introduce the first of three Embraer E-Jets before the end of the year as it moves to upgrade its fleet. The airline has signed for one EMB-170 for delivery this year and two EMB-175s for delivery in 2006. The first, a three-year-old former EMB-170 development airplane is being prepared for delivery in Brazil. MAT (MCC) operates two 737-300s, one leased from Serbia’s (JAT) Airways, but is to terminate its co-operation agreement with (JAT) and return the 737.

April 2006: Macedonian Airlines (MCC) has took delivery of its first Bombardier CRJ-900. The airline still holds 2 conditional orders for CRJ-900 airplanes.

June 2006: MAT Macedonian Airlines (MCC) hopes to establish Skopje Airport as a regional hub for the Balkans and southeastern Europe. The carrier is evaluating Saab 340s/2000s for feeder services from cities like Sofia, Istanbul, Pristina and Podgorica. "We are also joining (IATA)'s (IOSA) program, which should be completed by September this year," MAT (MCC) Managing Director, Bojan Sodnik said. The airline operates one CRJ-900, one 737-300 and one MD-80, during the summer season. It carried 200,000 passengers in 2005 and expects +7% growth this year.

January 2007: 2006 total passengers = 160,000.

August 2007: 1st 6 months = 91,314 passengers.

January 2008: 2007 total passengers = 220,000.

April 2008: 737-522 (26675, Z3-AAH), ex-S7 Airlines (SBR), (GEF) leased.

August 2008: 1st 6 months = 95,382 passengers (+3%); 73.5% LF (+8.5%).

September 2008: Macedonian Airlines (MCC) is the national airline of the former Yugoslavian republic of Macedonia, providing scheduled jet airplane links from Skopje and Ohrid with several destinations in European countries.

Employees = 120.

(IATA) Code: IN - 367. (ICAO) Code: MAK (Callsign - MAKAVIO).

SITA: SKPSPIN.

Parent organization/shareholders: Zivko Gruevski (48.43%); & Zlatko Petrovski (48.43%); others (3.14%).

Alliances: Austrian Airlines (AUL); & Swiss International (CSR).

Main Base: Skopje Alexander the Great airport (SKP).

Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Ohrid; & Skopje.

International, Scheduled Destinations: Amsterdam; Berlin; Dusseldorf; Hamburg; Istanbul; Rome; Vienna; & Zurich.

October 2008: The cost of aviation fuel is +20% higher in Macedonia than in other European countries. One advantage for the airline has been the devaluation of the USA dollar, especially compared to the Euro. Most of Macedonian Airlines (MCC) revenue is in euros or Swiss francs, whereas many of its biggest expenses, including fuel and lease payments, are in dollars.

TAV Airports Holding was awarded 20-year contracts to operate two new airports in the Republic of Macedonia: Alexander the Great International airport in Skopje, and St Paul the Apostle International airport in Ohrid. It also received the construction contract for Shtip's New Cargo Airport.

SEE ATTACHED ARTICLE - - "MCC-2008-10-A/B/C/D/E/F."

February 2009: MAT Macedonian Airlines (MCC) carried 215,409 passengers in 2008 and increased load factor +2 points to 71% LF. It operates three 737 Classics and one CRJ-900.

April 2009: Jat Airways (JAT) and MAT Macedonian Airlines (MCC) signed a cooperation agreement designed to "find the best possible business solution" for the two carriers, including technical and commercial cooperation and potential "changes in the ownership structure" of (MCC). No further details were provided, although several press reports indicated that (JAT) has been discussing acquisition of a stake in (MCC) since March and (JAT) Acting Director General, Sasa Vlaisavljevic told Serbian media that (JAT) hopes to turn €10 million/$13.2 million in debt owed by (MCC) into shares in the company. (JAT) announced its own job cuts in early March.

January 2010: MAT Airways (MCC) has been launched by Serbian tour operator Kon Tiki Travel as the successor to MAT - Macedonian Airlines, which was grounded by Macedonia's Civil Aviation Directorate in April last year due to safety issues and concerns about the airline's financial fitness. Ironically, the new MAT Airways (MCC) plans to launch operations using the same 737-500 (25249) that was de-registered by the Macedonian authorities due to concerns about its safety. The new company will initially offer charter flights to popular tourist destinations such as Egypt, Morocco and Tenerife (Spain). Flights from Skopje and Ohrid to Belgrade are also planned.

August 2010: Mat Airways (MCC) has launched scheduled charter operations with its single ex-MAT Macedonian Airlines 737-500 (25249) that is currently operated by Aviogenex (AVG) on behalf of the start-up. It operates various charter services from Belgrade to the vacation destinations on behalf of parent tour operator Kon Tiki Travel and from Skopje to Barcelona, Prague, Rome Fiumicino, and Zurich. It is reportedly also planning to start scheduled flights linking Ohrid and Belgrade. Kon Tiki Travel has also announced its interest in taking over charter operator Aviogenex (AVG) altogether.

August 2011: Mat Airways (MCC) has suspended operations with its single 737-300 again on August 11.

Fleet:
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MCC-DC-9-32
MCC-DC-9
MCC
MCC-737
MCC-737-3H9
MCC-CRJ-900
MCC-EMB-170

August 2011:

0 737-3B7 (CFM56-3B2) (1509-23858, /88 Z3-AAF), EX-(USA), (TCI) LSD 2004-10. RTND. 144Y.

0 737-3H9 (CFM56-3B1) (1175-23416, /85 Z3-AAA, 10/99; 1321-23716, /86 Z3-ARF 1997-06), (JAT) LSD, 23416; RTND 2005-08. 144Y.

0 737-3H9 (CFM56-3B1) (1526-24141, YU-ANW), (JAT) WET-LSD 2002-12. RTND.

0 737-522 (CFM56-3C1) (2345-26675, /92 Z3-AAH), EX-(SBR)/(UAL), (GEF) LSD 2008-04. RTND. 104Y.

1 737-529 (CFM56-3C1) (2145-25249, /91 ZS-PKU), EX-(NWD)/(GRB), (AVG) WET-LSD 2010-08. 8C, 102Y.

0 DC-9-32 (JT8D-9A HK) (689-47568), (JAT) LSD (695-47571, Z3-AAB) (688-47567, /73 Z3-ARE). 47571 RTND 2001-04. 47567 RTND 2001-08. 48019 RTND 2004-06. 107Y.

0 MD-81 (JT8D-217), 164Y.

0 MD-82 (JT8D-217A), 165Y.

0 MD-82 (JT7D-217C) (1001-48019, ZS-OBF; 1047-48059, ZS-OBH), EX-(ALB), (SFA) WET-LSD 2003-07. 48059 RTND 2004-05. 159Y.

0 MD-83 (JT8D-219), 165Y.

0 MD-90-30 (V2525-D5), AV INV SVC 5 YR LSD, RTND. 166 PAX.

0 DC-10-30, (JAT) LSD FOR SUMMER. RTND.

1 EMBRAER EMB-170-100LR (PT-SVD), 2005-11.

2 +1 ORDER BOMBARDIER CRJ-900ER (CF34-8C5) (15001, /01 Z3-AAG), BOMBARDIER LSD 2006-04. 86Y.

1 TU-154M.

2 YAKOVLEV YAK-42D.

Management:
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ZLATKO PETROVSKI, CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) (OWNS 48.43%).

ZIVKO GRUEVSKI, VICE-CHAIRMAN (OWNS 48.43%).

DUSKO GRUEVSKI, (CEO).

BOJAN SODNIK, MANAGING DIRECTOR.

SELIM SELIM, DEPUTY (CEO).

MIROSLAV JOVANOVIC, DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR LOGISTICS.

CAPTAIN BLAGOJ KUKULOVSKI, FLIGHT OPERATIONS DIRECTOR (SKPTOIN)
(flopsmng@mat.com.mk).

JORDAN CVETANOV, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (SKPTOIN) (techd@mat.com.mk).

NICHOLAS KUMMERLE, COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR.

VILIBOR MACANOVIC, ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE MANAGER (1999-11) (SKPTOIN), (technicd@mat.com.mk).

RISTO MICKOVSKI, ENGINEERING CHIEF.

 
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