Pristina International Airport

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Pristina International Airport
"Adem Jashari"

Aeroporti Ndërkombëtar i Prishtinës
"Adem Jashari"

Међународни Аеродром Приштина / Međunarodni Aerodrom Priština
"Адем Јашари" / "Adem Jašari"
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Airport type Public/Military
Operator Limak Kosovo International Airport J.S.C.[1]
Serves Pristina, Kosovo
Location Slatina
Hub for Adria Airways
Elevation AMSL 545 m / 1,789 ft
Coordinates 42°34′22″N 021°02′09″E / 42.57278°N 21.03583°E / 42.57278; 21.03583Coordinates: 42°34′22″N 021°02′09″E / 42.57278°N 21.03583°E / 42.57278; 21.03583
PRN is located in Kosovo
Location of airport in Kosovo
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 2,501 8,210 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 1,549,198
Passenger change 14–15 Increase10.3%
Aircraft movements 6,334
Movements change 14–15 Increase5.7%
Sources: Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of Kosovo[2]

Pristina International Airport (officially known as Prishtina International Airport Adem Jashari, Albanian: Aeroporti Ndërkombëtar i Prishtinës "Adem Jashari"; Serbian: Међународни аеродром Адем Јашари / Međunarodni aerodrom Adem Jašari) (IATA: PRNICAO: BKPR)[a] is an international airport located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) southwest of Pristina, Kosovo.[3][4] It handles over 1.6 million passengers per year.[2] It is under the authority of the Republic of Kosovo and is the only port of entry for air travelers to Kosovo. Pristina International Airport is a secondary hub for Adria Airways of Slovenia. The airport is named after Adem Jashari, a leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army.


Check-in hall
Apron view

The apron and the passenger terminal were renovated and expanded in 2002 and again in 2009. In June 2006, Pristina International Airport was awarded the Best Airport 2006 Award by Airports Council International (ACI). Winning airports were selected for excellence and achievement across a range of disciplines including airport development, operations, facilities, security and safety, and customer service.[5]

On 12 November 2008, Pristina International Airport received for the first time in its history the annual one-millionth passenger (excluding military). A special ceremony was held at the airport where the one-millionth passenger received a free return ticket to a destination of his choice served by the airport. The passenger was on board Germanwings flight 4U 2946 arriving from Stuttgart, Germany.[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Adria Airways Frankfurt, Ljubljana, London-Luton, Munich
Seasonal: Malmö
Air Berlin Seasonal: Hamburg,[7] Stuttgart (begins 30 July 2016)[8]
Air Berlin
operated by Belair
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Croatia Airlines Zagreb
easyJet Berlin-Schönefeld, Paris-Charles de Gaulle (begins 1 October 2016)[9]
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Edelweiss Air Zürich
operated by Germanwings
Berlin-Tegel, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, Stuttgart
Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn
Germania[10] London-Gatwick
Germania Flug Geneva, Zürich
Jetairfly Brussels
Norwegian Air Shuttle Oslo-Gardermoen
Seasonal: Gothenburg
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen
Seasonal: Gothenburg
Swiss International Air Lines Geneva
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk


Passenger and Flight movements statistics (2000–2013)[citation needed]
Year Passengers Change Air Movements Change
2000 396,717 2,176
2001 403,408 Increase1.687% 3,902 Increase79.32%
2002 844,098 Increase109.242% 4,171 Increase6.894%
2003 835,036 Decrease1.074% 4,163 Decrease0.192%
2004 910,797 Increase9.073% 4,716 Increase13.284%
2005 930,346 Increase2.146% 4,983 Increase5.662%
2006 882,731 Decrease5.118% 4,077 Decrease18.182%
2007 990,259 Increase12.181% 4,316 Increase5.862%
2008 1,130,639 Increase14.176% 4,928 Increase14.18%
2009 1,191,978 Increase5.425% 5,709 Increase15.848%
2010 1,305,532 Increase9.527% 6,143 Increase7.602%
2011 1,422,302 Increase8.944% 6,738 Increase9.704%
2012 1,527,134 Increase7.371% 6,947 Increase3.102%
2013 1,628,678 Increase6.649% 7,305 Increase5.153%
2014 1,404,775 Decrease13.747% 5,994 Decrease17.946%
2015 1,549,198 Increase10.3% 6,334 Increase5.7%

Incidents and accidents[edit]

From 12 to 26 June 1999 there was a brief but tense stand-off between NATO and the Russian Kosovo Force in which Russian troops occupied the airport. A contingent of 200[11] Russian troops deployed in Bosnia and Herzegovina then crossed into Kosovo and occupied the airport in Pristina, the capital city of Kosovo.


  1. ^ "PPP Agreement" (PDF). PPP Unit. p. 1. Retrieved 9 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of Kosovo" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-05-17. )
  3. ^ a b [1] Archived 25 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ 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 been recognised as an independent state by 109 out of 193 United Nations member states.
  5. ^ [2] Archived 9 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Prishtina airport hits 1 million passengers". New Kosova Report. 12 November 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
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  11. ^ "Singer James Blunt 'stopped World War 3'". BBC. 14 November 2010. Retrieved 20 March 2014. In an interview with BBC Radio 5Live, to be broadcast later on Sunday, he said: "I was given the direct command to overpower the 200 or so Russians who were there. 

External links[edit]

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