On October 25, Priština welcomed its millionth passenger, which is 20 days earlier than in 2008. “In 2008, for the first time in the history of this airport 1 million passengers passed through our doors within a year. This year, if it were a regular year, this achievement would not be as significant. However, having in mind the global financial crisis and the reduction of passenger figures at almost every airport in the region, this year’s result represents an optimistic statistic and a considerable increase in the number of passengers”, Agron Mustafa, Priština Airport CEO said.
During 2008, the airport handled 1.137.000 passengers plus a further 100.000 military personnel which are not included in the official statistic. This success also has a lot to do with the increased flight offer from Priština. The number of flights rose by 17% compared to 2008. This year the airport began to operate 24 hours a day and heavily reduced handling prices in order to lure airlines, particularly low cost ones. Air Berlin holds the greatest share of arrivals and departures in Priština.