Limak Holding and Aeroprot de Lyon will be required to modernize and expand the airport, investing over 100 million Euros in new infrastructure, including the construction of a new terminal building. Priština Airport was opened in 1965 and renovations to the apron and terminal were conducted in 2002 and 2009.
The news has been overshadowed by claims of corruption. Allegations from businessmen and opposition politicians say that the deal was not transparent. The decision to award the French-Turkish consortium the job was also strongly criticized by the American ambassador to Kosovo, Christopher Dell. Meanwhile, members of the Kosovar Government say that the process should be praised for its transparency.