Gjakova Airfield

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Gjakova Airfield
Aeroporti i Gjakovës AMIKO
Aerodrom Gjakova AMIKO
Gjakova Airfield RWY 35.JPG
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Gjakova Airfield is located in Kosovo
Gjakova Airfield
Gjakova Airfield
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Location of Gjakova Airport
Summary
Airport type inoperative
Owner  Kosovo
Operator Ministry of Trade and Industry
Location Gjakova, Kosovo
Elevation AMSL 1,370 ft / 418 m
Coordinates 42°26′07″N 020°25′39″E / 42.43528°N 20.42750°E / 42.43528; 20.42750Coordinates: 42°26′07″N 020°25′39″E / 42.43528°N 20.42750°E / 42.43528; 20.42750
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 5,904 1,800 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1]

Gjakova Airfield AMIKO (Albanian: Aeroporti i Gjakovës, Serbian: Аеродром Ђаковица, Aerodrom Đakovica) is an airfield near Gjakova in western Kosovo.

Memorial to the first flight to land at Gjakova Airfield on 23 September 1999, an Italian Airforce G 222

The airfield was built by the Kosovo Force (KFOR) following the 1999 Kosovo War next to an existing airfield used for agricultural purposes, and was used mainly for military and humanitarian flights.

On 18 December 2013, the airport was handed over to the Government of Kosovo from Italian Air Force. Under Italian Air Force operations, Gjakova Airfield handled more than 27,000 aircraft, 220,000 passengers and the carriage of more than 40,000 tons of cargo.[2]

Kosovo Government plans to offer Gjakova Airfield for operation under a public-private partnership with the aim of turning it into a civilian airport.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ "Aeroporto AMIKO: passaggio di responsabilità". Ministry of Defense, Republic of Italy. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 

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