Pristina Airport continues to grow
The former Yugoslavia’s third busiest airport, Pristina, has continued to see impressive passenger numbers this year. Following outstanding growth in the first quarter, amounting to 19%, Pristina has continued to post solid figures in the second quarter as well. The airport handled 141.000 passengers in June alone, an increase of 7% compared to the same month last year. The number of aircraft operations increased by 3%. In the first half of 2013, Pristina Airport welcomed 756.045 passengers through its doors, an overall increase of 13.5%. Growth in the second quarter amounted to 11.6%. Last year the airport handled a total of 1.527.134 passengers.
Construction work on the new terminal
Belle Air Europe remains the busiest airline operating out of Pristina. During the month of June, SAS Scandinavian Airlines launched seasonal flights from Oslo, Gothenburg and Stockholm to Pristina. In addition, Germania began operating its service from London Gatwick as well. Furthermore, Alitalia is considering launching flights to the city this winter season.
Construction of Priština Airport’s brand new terminal is continuing to progress. The outer structures of the passenger terminal and the new control tower have now been completed with work continuing inside the new buildings. While the exact date of completion is unknown, the terminal is set to be opened by the end of this year. The new terminal stretches over 45.000 square metres with the building featuring three air bridges. Furthermore, a new apron and car park with the ability to serve 1.750 vehicles are also under construction.