Airlines Remembered

Macedonian Airlines

Photos © R.Leeuw

Ceased operations: 2009
Homebase: Athens, Greece
Founded: 1994
ICAO callsign:
IATA / ICAO prefix: IN / MAK
Operations: Passengers

737 Z3-ARF Macedonian
Boeing 737-3H9 Z3-ARF (c/n 23716/1321), leased from JAT (YU-ANL), deploying reverse engine power while landing
at Amsterdam's runway 'zero-six' in June 1996.


Formed by JAT (49%) and Macedonia government (51%). Started operations on 23/6/94. Suspended services mid-12/08 to Germany/Italy due to non-payment of Eurocontrol ATC fees.
All operations were terminated May09, when the last aircraft was grounded (MAT-Macedonian Airlines was grounded by the Macedonian Civil Aviation Authority on 25Apr09, for failing to comply with a demand to change a front wheel of its sole fleet member, 737-500 Z3-AAH....)
Tentatively planning to restart as Mat Airways, using an AOC granted in Cyprus.

Macedonian Airlines SX-BMB
Boeing 737-46J SX-BMB (c/n 27213/2585) at Amsterdam IAP, Schiphol-Oost, the maintenance area (09Mar03)
Ithas on the fuselage 'Subsidiary of Olympic Airlines'.


macedonian airlines Z3-AAA
Z3-AAA, a Boeing 737-3H9 (c/n23416/1174) shows a new livery; seen at Dusseldorf 17Sep05.



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