The "Adem Jashari" international airport of Prishtina reached the record share of two million passengers in the 2019 a few days ago.
It is the first time, since the airport has been operating, that such a high number of total passengers is reached in a year. Valentina Gara, spokeswoman for the international airport of Prishtina, he confirmed - for the business magazine Monitor - that this year there has been a great growth in both the number of passengers and the number of flights.
"The 'Adem Jashari' international airport has achieved great results this year. We have had 11% growth in passengers and 13% in terms of flights. "- declared Gara.
Further news are awaited for the 2020 as - according to the airport spokeswoman - there are several foreign companies interested in collaborating with local operators for the creation of new lines to destinations in Europe and the world.
"We have new companies interested in collaborating with local operators for new destinations such as Lyon or Friedrichschafen. " - added Valentina Gara.
Currently the runway of the international airport "Adem Jashari" is being expanded, to move from the current 2500 meters to the 3000 meters envisaged by the project. The works should end at the end of the 2019 for a total investment from 34 million.
Last year, on the other hand, it was the Tirana International airport's turn to register a record number of passengers (around 3 million), which will probably be broken again at the end of the 2019.
The airport of Prishtina
The airport of Prishtina it is the only one in the Kosovo territory. It takes the name of Adem Jashari, founder of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and who fought for Kosovo's independence from Yugoslavia in the 90 years.
The 12 November 2008, the international airport of Prishtina he registered his one millionth annual passenger, to which the airport offered a free return ticket to a destination of his choice. oì Eleven years later, the "Adem Jashari" airport has reached two million annual passengers.
Due to the present situation between Kosovo and Serbia, flights to and from the airport of Prishtina they cannot cross Serbian airspace. Very often, for this reason, flights to and from Kosovo have lasted about 30 minutes higher than expected from a normal route.
The airport airlines of Prishtina
Alk Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Airlines Airlines, easyJet, easyJet Switzerland, Edelweiss Air, Enter Air, Eurowings, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Orange2Fly, Pegasus Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, TUI fly Belgium, Turkish Airlines, Wizz Air.