Gjakova Airport

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Gjakova Airport
Aeroporti i Gjakovës AMIKO
Aerodrom Gjakova AMIKO
Gjakova Airfield RWY 35.JPG
Airport type Inoperative
Owner  Kosovo
Operator Ministry of Trade and Industry
Serves Gjakova
Location Lugbunar
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
Gjakova Airfield is located in Kosovo
Gjakova Airfield
Gjakova Airfield
Location of airport in Kosovo
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 5,904 1,800 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1]
Memorial to the first flight to land at Gjakova Airport on 23 September 1999, an Italian Airforce G 222

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.[2][3]


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.[4]

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.[5]

As of December 2015, the airport is reported as closed by the Kosovo authorities.[6]

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