Pristina International Airport
|Pristina International Airport
Aeroporti Ndërkombëtar i Prishtinës
Међународни Аеродром Приштина / Međunarodni Aerodrom Priština
"Адем Јашари" / "Adem Jašari"
|IATA: PRN – ICAO: BKPR|
|Operator||Limak Kosovo International Airport J.S.C.|
|Hub for||Adria Airways|
|Elevation AMSL||545 m / 1,789 ft|
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: PRN, ICAO: BKPR)[a] is an international airport located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) southwest of Pristina, Kosovo. It handles over 1.6 million passengers per year. 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.
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.
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.
Airlines and destinations
|Adria Airways||Frankfurt, Ljubljana, London-Luton, Munich
|Air Berlin||Seasonal: Hamburg, Stuttgart (begins 30 July 2016)|
operated by Belair
|easyJet||Berlin-Schönefeld, Paris-Charles de Gaulle (begins 1 October 2016)|
|easyJet Switzerland||Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva|
operated by Germanwings
|Berlin-Tegel, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, Stuttgart
|Germania Flug||Geneva, Zürich|
|Norwegian Air Shuttle||Oslo-Gardermoen
|Pegasus Airlines||Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen|
|Swiss International Air Lines||Geneva|
Incidents and accidents
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 Russian troops deployed in Bosnia and Herzegovina then crossed into Kosovo and occupied the airport in Pristina, the capital city of Kosovo.
- "PPP Agreement" (PDF). PPP Unit. p. 1. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
- "Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of Kosovo" (PDF). Caa-ks.org. Retrieved 2015-05-17.)
-  Archived 25 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
- 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.
-  Archived 9 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Prishtina airport hits 1 million passengers". New Kosova Report. 12 November 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
- "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.
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