Wednesday, November 4, 2009

No crisis for Priština

Priština Airport terminal
This year, Priština Airport is profiting from low cost airlines which have commenced flights from the city, the latest being Air Berlin. While Belgrade Airport is seeing a 12% passenger decrease, Zagreb and Ljubljana 11% and Skopje 7%, Priština is bucking the trend with a 5% passenger increase.

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.

11 comments:

  1. great news for Pristina Airport!!!

    lajme super per Aeroportin Nderkombetar e Prishtines!!!

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  2. Well I don't think the economic crisis would affect Kosovo as a region needs to have an economy for it to be affected.

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  3. people smuggling for example is being affected as not as many people as before are able to buy abducted persons or illegal immigrants for, lets say prostitution. Having said that, with the new biometric Serbian passports being harder to falsify, the cost for illegal Serbian passports (or the not so technically developed "pasaporta e Republikes se Kosoves") is higher, there for there would obviously be a drop in demand.... lol :p

    jokes aside, there is alot of constructin being done in Southeastern Serbia, especially on the Pristina-Tirana-Durres highway, which is a big thing in both Serbia and Albania, expecting to drastically cut travel time from Pristina to the Adriatic. With ethnic violence and violet riots in Kosovo, the global financial crisis wasnt something Kosovo needed and im sure that is now even more hampering investment into Kosovo. Kosovo does have an economy, just not a good one with the corrupt Pristina government who are more keen on pushing out the non Albanian population from Kosovo than raising the standard of living in Kosovo!

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  4. Good job Pristina!!
    @ JATBEGMEL pricas gluposti oko ilegalne imigracije, svi letovi idu iz Pristine prema zapadnoj Europi a ne prema bliskom istoku ili Africi odakle dolaze potencijalni imigranti, a vrlo dobro znamo kako je tesko doci do viza za EU.Za par godina po broju putnika Pristina bi mogla prestici i sami Beograd sto me nebi cudilo s obzirom da politicki vrh Srbije se okrece ka Rusiji a ne Europi kojoj pripada (makar u geografskom smislu). U svakom slucaju cestitke Prstini i Kosovu, samo naprijed!!

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  5. I Rusija nije u Evropi???? vezano za ilegalne dokumente, nisu gluposti, najrazvijenija mreza pravljenja istih u UK je albanska sa Kosova - FACT!!!!

    napomena : nebi se pise odvojeno ne bi :-))))

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  6. Svi znamo da narkotici i prostitucija cveta na Kosovu... Izgleda da im se to vise isplatilo nego trgovina organa.
    Beograd ce uvek biti broj jedan jer imamo najveci broj stanovnika i veliku dijasporu, tako Pristina moze samo da bude broj 2.

    Zeleo bi da cestitam Pristini ali ipak ne mogu jer njihova politika je daleko od pocasti!

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  7. @ anonymous

    nisu svi letovi prema zapadnoj evropi, Turkis erlajns saobracaj np za Istanbul, zatim imas i Albanijan erlajns i Bel er koju saobracaju na relacije Tirana - Pristina. Albanija nije zapadna evropa. nelegalno imigranti obicno dolazi brodom, jer prosto nemaju para za avionske bilete. logicno, zar nije?

    Za SRPSKI pasose, nije trenutno toliko tesko doci do vize trenutno jer se ocekuje od 1. januara 2010. da cemo da primimo beli sengen i zatim vizne liberacije u UK 2011. godine. Stvari se menja ako imas Kosovski pasos jer oni se nalaze na crnom spisku EU jer su dosta njihove drzaoci zaloupotrebali te vize, i cak Slovenija za neki 3 meseci ako secam dobro tokom leto nije izdavala radne vize Kosovske Albance. Vizna liberacija se ne odnosi na pasose Savezne Republike Jugoslavije.

    Tacno je kad sam pricao da dosta ilegalni imigranti dolazi preko Kosova u EU. Srpska milicija je nedavno deportirala nekoliko Avganca ko su dosli nelegalo u Srbiji kroz Pristinski Aerodrom. Dobro se zna da kroz Albanske luke ulaze nelegalne imigranti, ko putuju preko Kosovo, zatim preko Presevo i Bujanovac, ulzau u centralnu Srbiju i nelaglno np na Tisi predju Madjarsku granicu za EU. Nedavno se 16 ljudi utopili u Tisi tokom nelegalni prelaska granice Madjarske sa Srbijom. Ako nisi u toku, evo, citaj:

    http://www.rtklive.com/new/?cid=1&newsId=32967&mf5ki3*11JRM07xs00%29=jBWP6jZ8wi*s3t9G&dLpZzoK6*G6fzk756~UeOfd005Ms53f015xwH7opP&8Bn15oG50v&ifd7K&0e0O#%29

    Tvoje reci oko postizanja Pristinski Aerodrom sa Aerodrom Nikola Tesla je smesan kao kad bi rekao da je Jelena Karleusa nevina. Aerodrom Pristina prosto nema kapacitet kao Aerodrom Nikola Tesla. Hajde da si rekao Zagreb pa uredu, al lupetas strasno, mogao si da kazes da ce Pristinski vazdusna luka biti najveca svetska baza Erbas A380 aviona dok vec nesto lupetas.

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  8. @ JATBEGMEL

    Mah neka i Srpska milicija hvata samo tako (Avganistane), a i da i UN malo bolje regulise u Pristini!

    Ja se zaista brinem tako sto su najavili da ce mozda Air China imati letove za Beograd. I tu mozda ima neke frke, jer u periodu kad su sankcije prestale protiv Srbije i Crne Gore masovno so Kinezi usejavlali u Srbiju i Bosnu i Hercegovinu. Ma sta im je preci Drinu a granice izmedu SRB i BiH nisu tako regulisane kako su sa Hrvatskom. Eh tako prime nase pasose a drugi se tako vucu prema EU (Hrvati ih hvataju isto). Ali nije samo Kineze, nego iz drugi zemalja Azije i Afrike.

    Imam ja svoga kolegu sto je isao u Beograd prosle godine. Pa kaze Kineza ima toliko da su zauzeli cijelo jedno mjesto! eheheh.....

    A i putuvo je i u BiH, ma kaze ima ji vise nego u Beogradu pretezno u territoriji RS. To su trgovine, restorani, .....svi Kinezi manadzeri.

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  9. @ Bosnian

    Alot has changed since JAT operated flights to Beijing. Federal Republic of Yugoslavia no longer exsists and Milosevic is no longer president. The Serbian government has changed its politics greatly and has brang in many new laws. If next summer BEG does recieve flights from China i dont see any threat on illegal immigration happening like before. I dont mind the Chinese people living here, because, at least they work for every dinar and dont make kids so they can beg on the street like alot of the Gypsy community do. Education is a big thing for them, they go to school and fit in with the society, speak Yugoslavian, and you even get Chinese kids by the name of Jelena, Milos, Dragan...As for the Chinese businesses, in Novi Beograd there is a 2 double storey chinese shopping centres one next to the other. they bought each shop one by one, svaka im chast i zhelim ih puno uspeha :)

    The funny thing with the Serbian/Bosnian border is that you can walk across the Drina and probably would wet your knees.

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  10. @BOSNIAN

    little correction:

    Sto se tice Kineza i da ih je vecina u Rep. Srpskoj je totalna neistina, jer ih u Sarajevu ima na hiljade vise, ako samo krenes od toga da u ulazak u Sarajevo ima vise kineskih prodavnica nego u cijeloj RS!! The fact!

    Drugo, svi koji bilo sta govore u negativnoj konataciji o kinezima treba da se stide, ja sam bio svjedok licno ( u Srbiji, BiH/oba entiteta-ako je to uopste bitno!!/, zatim Hrvatskoj i Sloveniji!!!!) koliko se trude i u tome uspjevaju dauklope u kulturu i drzavu u kojoj se nalaze, krenuvsi samo od jezika kojeg su nevjerovatno savladali da se cak ni akcenat ne osjeti(misleci na strani) vec imaju lokalne akcente - to je u svakom NORMALNOM svijetu za "skinuti kapu" !!!!!! Znam da je sve ovo daleko od teme o kojoj je administrator prvobitno pricao ali nisam mogao da se suzdrzim a da ne iskomentarisem! Hvala!

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  11. @ JATBEGMEL & Anonymous

    Drago mi je da se je sve promjenilo! Ja nisam negativno mislio ali sam se iznenadijo da ih ima u BiH/ SRB kada sam prvi put cuo a i sad! Eh to nisam znao da ih ima toliko u Sarajevu, odavno nisam tamo bio, ali ih ima inace dosta u RS. Drago mi je da su neki primili Srpska imena (Milos, Jelena, ...), da su se dobro snasli i da im se neosjeti akcenat toliko kada govore nase jezike. To znaci da se ipak trude. A to nije samo za Kineze, ali i za druge etnicke grupe koje su se uselile u prostoru bivse Jugoslavije poslje ratova. I ja im zelim uspjeha :)

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