Pristina International Airport

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Prishtina International Airport
Aeroporti Ndërkombëtar i Prishtinës
Prishtina International Airport Adem Jashari.png
Prishtina International Airport "Adem Jashari" Limak Kosovo.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public/Military
Operator Limak Kosovo International Airport J.S.C.[1]
Serves Prishtina, 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
Website Official website
Map
PRN is located in Kosovo
PRN
PRN
Location of airport in Kosovo
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 2,501 8,210 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 1,744,202
Passenger change 15–16 Increase12.5%
Aircraft movements 7,254
Movements change 15–16 Increase7.1%
Sources: Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of Kosovo[2]
Kosovo AIP at EUROCONTROL[3]

Prishtina International Airport "Adem Jashari" (Albanian: Aeroporti Ndërkombëtar i Prishtinës "Adem Jashari"; (IATA: PRNICAO: BKPR)[a] is an international airport located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south-west of Pristina, Kosovo.[3][4] The airport is under the authority of Kosovo.[5] The Airport has flights to numerous European destinations.

The Airport handles more than 1.7 million passengers per year and is the only port of entry for air travelers to the Republic of Kosova.[2] It is named in honour of Adem Jashari, the founder of the Kosovo Liberation Army, which fought for the secession of Kosovo from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia during the 1990s. Prishtina International Airport serves as a secondary hub for Adria Airways from Slovenia.[6]

History[edit]

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.[7]

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.[8]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Pristina:[9]

Airlines Destinations
Adria Airways Frankfurt, Ljubljana, Munich
Seasonal: Malmö
Air Berlin
operated by Belair
Zürich
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Borajet Seasonal charter: Antalya
Corendon Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
Croatia Airlines Seasonal: Zagreb
easyJet Berlin–Schönefeld, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Edelweiss Air Zürich
Eurowings
operated by Germanwings
Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, Cologne/Bonn (begins 26 March 2017),[10] Stuttgart
Freebird Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
Germania Basel/Mulhouse, Bergamo (begins 2 April 2017),[11] Düsseldorf, London–Gatwick, Munich, Verona
Germania Flug Geneva, Zürich
Norwegian Air Shuttle Oslo–Gardermoen
Seasonal: Gothenburg, Helsinki (begins 20 April 2017)[12]
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Seasonal charter: Antalya
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Copenhagen (resumes 1 April 2017), Gothenburg (resumes 4 August 2017), Oslo–Gardermoen (resumes 4 August 2017),[13] Stockholm–Arlanda (resumes 1 August 2017)[13]
SunExpress Seasonal charter: Antalya
Swiss International Air Lines Geneva
Tailwind Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
TUIfly Belgium Brussels
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk
Wizz Air Budapest (begins 7 April 2017),[14] London–Luton (begins 24 June 2017)[15]

Statistics[edit]

Passenger and Flight movements statistics (2004–2016)[16]
Year Passengers Change Air Movements Change
2004 910,797 9.073% 4,716 13.284%
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 Increase10.280% 6,773 Increase12.996%
2016 1,744,202 Increase12.587% 7,254 Increase7.101%

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[17] Russian troops deployed in Bosnia and Herzegovina then crossed into Kosovo and occupied the airport in Pristina, the capital city of Kosovo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PPP Agreement" (PDF). PPP Unit. p. 1. Retrieved 9 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of Kosovo" (PDF). Caa-ks.org. Retrieved 2017-02-04. )
  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 received formal recognition as an independent state from 111 out of 193 United Nations member states.
  5. ^ "Mbyllet Aeroporti i Gjakovës, punëtorët lëshojnë punën?". 
  6. ^ "Slovenian Airline Adria Airways offers tickets to and from Ljubljana and will fly you to your final destination with a smile!". Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  7. ^ [2] Archived 9 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "Prishtina airport hits 1 million passengers". New Kosova Report. 12 November 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  9. ^ airportpristina.com - Destinations retrieved 27 July 2016
  10. ^ "Flug von Köln-Bonn nach Pristina (CGN-PRN) ab 49,99 €*". 
  11. ^ "Limak Kosovo Airport "moving ahead" in the aviation business". Retrieved 18 October 2016. 
  12. ^ "Norwegian celebrates at Helsinki Airport: 10 million passengers! / News archive". 
  13. ^ a b SAS. "Summer Program: SAS opens 15 new routes - SAS". Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  14. ^ "Welcome to the world of opportunity! - Wizz Air". Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  15. ^ "London Lutonban nyit bázist a Wizz Air". Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  16. ^ caa-ks.org - Statistics retrieved 16 February 2017
  17. ^ "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]

Media related to Pristina International Airport at Wikimedia Commons