Aeroporti i Gjakovës AMIKO
Aerodrom Gjakova AMIKO
|Operator||Ministry of Trade and Industry|
|Elevation AMSL||1,370 ft / 418 m|
Gjakova Airport AMIKO (Albanian: Aeroporti i Gjakovës, Serbian: Аеродром Ђаковица/Aerodrom Đakovica) is an airport in village Lugbunar, near Gjakova in western Kosovo. The airport is expected to become public in the following years, to be used by low-cost commercial airlines and cargo flights.
The airport 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 the 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.
The local and national government plans to offer Gjakova Airport for operation under a public-private partnership with the aim of turning it into a civilian and commercial airport.
As of December 2015, the airport is reported as closed by the Kosovo authorities.
- Airport information from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
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- "Aeroporti Gjakovë, news report". ABC News. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
- "Aeroporto AMIKO: passaggio di responsabilità". Ministry of Defense, Republic of Italy. Archived from the original on 1 January 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
- "Aktivitetet e Ministrisë së Tregtisë dhe Industrisë: Themelohet Ndërmarrja Publike "Aeroporti i Gjakovës"". Ministria e Tregtisë dhe Industrisë.
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