Batlava-Donja Penduha Airfield

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Batlava-Dumosh Airfield
Aerodrom Batlava-Dumosh
Аеродром Батлава-Доња Пендуха
Summary
Airport type Ex-military now civilian
Owner Kosovo Civil Aviation Authority
Operator 1999-2008 KFOR; 2008 - presently closed.
Serves Podujevo
Location Dumosh
Elevation AMSL 1,978 ft / 603 m
Coordinates 42°50′43.8″N 21°13′12.0″E / 42.845500°N 21.220000°E / 42.845500; 21.220000Coordinates: 42°50′43.8″N 21°13′12.0″E / 42.845500°N 21.220000°E / 42.845500; 21.220000
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Batlava-Dumosh Airfield is located in Kosovo
Batlava-Dumosh Airfield
Batlava-Dumosh Airfield
Location in Kosovo
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02/20 4,921 1,500 Dirt (soil)

Batlava-Donja Penduha Airfield or Batlava Airport (ICAO: LYPT) (Albanian: Aeroporti i Batllavës; Serbian: Аеродром Батлава / Aerodrom Batlava) is a former military airport in the village of Dumosh, near Lake Batlava and the towns of Batlava and Podujevo in Kosovo[a].

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In 1936, Aeroput used the airport on the Belgrade-Podujevo-Skopje line using the Aeroput MMS-3 plane.[citation needed] The airport was later rebuilt for military use by the Yugoslav army and air force. It was damaged in 1999 during the NATO bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

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  1. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 113 out of 193 United Nations member states.

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