The capital of Macedonia, Skopje is a home to the quarter of the entire population in Macedonia and has grown to be a modern city, diverse and dynamic. It has become a popular tourist destination with many international cultural events going on through out the year. Weather you are including this city as part of your stay on the Balkans, or you are visiting it separately as part of individual itinerary, consider the different means of transport which can get you to the city. You can choose the plane, the bus or the train, each different and with its cons and pros. Reaching Skopje by plane can be easy because it is connected to many cities and Skopje airport departures are possible to Amsterdam, Ancona, Belgrade, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Istanbul, London, Prague, Vienna, Zurich, etc. Here is a good site which you can check out for airport departures in Skopje.
The airport Skopje welcomes airlines like Jat Airways, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Czech Airlines, Wizz Air, Turkish Airlines, etc. It is named Alexander the Great and it is 20 km away from Skopje. You can easily reach it through the main highway connecting Skopje with Belgrade and Thessaloniki, but there is no public transportation to and from the airport, so this can be a bit inconvenient for the passengers since they need to take a taxi or arrange personal transport. Always make sure you negotiate the price with the taxi drivers and you do not accept a ride if it is more then 15 Euros, one way.
There are flights to Skopje from Heathrow Airport London at an affordable price which you can book in advance for additional discounts. You can choose a flight with one or two stopovers and there are also Skopje flights from other European capital cities such as Vienna, Brussels, Prague, Budapest, etc.
Click the link for detailed information about Skopje airport arrivals . The information on this site can help you find out if there are some delays because it is regularly updated with accurate flight numbers and airlines. If the timetable of the departures and arrivals are not suitable for you, you can check the other closest airports like the one in Ohrid or the Thessaloniki and Sofia ones where you can get different timetables.