Waiting for a new terminalThe Government of Kosovo is close to awarding a company to manage and run Priština International Airport for the next 20 years in return for a 100 million Euro investment into the airport which would see it modernised and expanded. This is the first PPP (Public Private Project) to be carried out in Kosovo. According to local authorities, the selection process should be transparent. The 100 million Euro investment should include the construction of a new terminal.
Three of the selected bidders are strong international consortiums. The first competitor is the Turkish-German consortium Fraport / ICTAS that manage the Antalya Airport in Turkey. The Fraport Company manages Frankfurt International Airport and together with other companies manages 10 other airports. The second bidders are the Turkish-French consortium Limak / Airport de Lyon. The Limak Company manages Sabiha Gökçen Airport in Istanbul. The third bidder for the concession of Priština Airport is the international consortium Bouyges Batiment- Egis- PAIC.
Priština Airport handled 1.191.978 passengers in 2009 and had a 11 million Euro profit