Construction of Priština’s new terminal on scheduleBy the end of October Priština Airport handled 1.212.856 passengers and is on track to improve on its 2010 end of year result when it saw 1.305.533 passengers. It is also on course to become the third busiest airport in the former Yugoslavia, after Belgrade and Zagreb, unless Dubrovnimk sees strong numbers in November and December. The airport has seen a strong increase in traffic throughout the year with Germanwings recently launching several new routes to Priština. Vienna topped the list of busiest routes to and from Priština this year followed by Istanbul, Budapest, Munich and Zurich. Ljubljana was the only city in the former Yugoslavia making it into the top ten position, at seventh place. Adria Airways remains the biggest carrier operating out of Priština followed by Austrian and Belle Air Europe. Turkish Airlines managed sixth place, British Airways ninth while Croatia Airlines settled as the eleventh busiest airline from Priština.
Meanwhile, construction work on Priština’s multi million Euro terminal is ongoing. The investment is worth 120 million Euros and will see the construction of a new terminal stretching over 42.000 square metres, a new control tower, an apron able to accommodate nine Boeing 737 jets, three air bridges, a car park for 1.750 vehicles, a new access road from the city to the airport and the widening of taxiways. A total of 150 people will work inside the new terminal, expected to open in January 2013.