Avioimpex also leases one DC9 from JAT.
Here is a government press release issued close to the end of last year:
MAT and Avioimpex to merge
Macedonian Air Transport (MAT), Macedonia's flagship carrier, announced on Tuesday it would start merger talks, ordered by the government, with its rival, Avioimpex, the country's second airline. The government assigned MAT as
flagship carrier last month on the proviso that it merge with Avioimpex in order to become more competitive with international airlines.
According to officials from both airlines, the talks should be completed in six months. Avioimpex transported 312,000 passengers in the first ten months of this year and has six planes, one of which is used for cargo. MAT has transported 268,000 passengers in the same period with four leased planes. MAT does not fly cargo.