New Priština terminal risingThe construction of Priština Airport’s new terminal is advancing. Currently, work is being carried out on the construction of the new passenger terminal, which should stretch up to 45.000 square metres. For comparisons sake, the new Skopje Airport terminal has 40.100 square metres. The new terminal in Priština will be followed by the construction of a new apron and a new car park in front of the terminal building with the capacity to accommodate 1.750 vehicles, according to the project outline. A total of three air bridges will be in use at the new terminal. A new control tower and air traffic control building is already under construction and is located on the western side of the runway.
However, there have been some delays in the construction of the new terminal as the airport’s primary operator, Lymak Holding from Turkey, has had several disagreements with local authorities over the airport’s management practices and policies. The official opening date of the new terminal is set for January 2013. The price tag of the project amounts to 120 million euros.
Last year Priština became the third busiest airport in the former Yugoslavia, behind only Belgrade and Zagreb. The city is being served by fifteen scheduled airlines this summer season with Belle Air having the largest share of flights.