Pristina Airport records busiest August

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Pristina Airport registered its busiest August on record by welcoming 274.755 passengers, representing an increase of 13.7% on the same month last year. So far this year, it has handled 1.472.849 passengers, up 13.5% on 2017. Pristina Airport has added over 174.000 passengers when compared to the same period last year. Meanwhile, the airport has begun work on extending its runway. According to the project, the runway will be lengthened from the current 2.560 metres to 3.000 metres.

MonthPAXChange (%)
JAN144.137 17.3
FEB123.565 14.1
MAR150.432 19.2
APR177.732 3.1
MAY168.519 12.8
JUN178.052 23.3
JUL256.029 9.3
AUG274.755 13.7

Comments

  1. Fantastic Kosova! Why is the runway being extended? Any plans for long-haul?

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    1. For safer landings during low visibility. Nothing to do with long-haul flights.

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  2. PRN to hit 2m passengers this year!

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    1. Yes it will, baby.
      Wizz Air is expanding nicely in less than 2 months time :*

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  3. Next summer promises to be an exciting one if Schengen visas are waived for Kosovars, as expected.

    Also, inclusion of Kosovan sports federations in international organisations is slowly but surely having an impact on PRN passenger figures.

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    1. I doubt either one of those two will happen though.

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    2. The second one is a reality for several years now. For example, Kosovo is playing Azerbaijan in UEFA Nations League tonight in Baku and then on Monday for the first time a competitive football match will be played in Kosovo when Faroe Islands will be visitors. Football players, agents, coaches, fans moving back and forth adds up. Then you have U21, U19 teams, football clubs (FC Prishtina and FC Drita this season). This is just for football. You then have basketball, handball, judo, and you begin to notice the numbers. 2-3 years ago there was no such traffic out of PRN.

      As far as Schengen visas are concerned, it's a matter of months:
      http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-a-step-closer-to-visa-liberalisation-08-30-2018

      I don't want to digress from the main topic, but these developments have a direct impact on air traffic.

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  4. And SKP figures? When we will see them?

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    1. SKP + OHD figures for August 2018: 274.169 (up 10%)

      I don't have the figure for SKP only.

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  5. And the checkIN staff is the same as last year in number. Working 12 h , carrying for WCHR from checkin desk to aircraft and looking so unprofessional.

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