Do you want to fly to Kosovo? That is possible! Thousands of passengers take flights to Pristina every day. Pristina is the capital of the Republic of Kosovo.
Several companies provide tickets for flights to Pristina. The most well known are the following:
There are Pristina flights from 21 airports in:
- Germany: Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart.
- Switzerland: Geneva, Zurich, Basel-Mulhouse.
- Austria: Vienna.
- Italy: Verona, Bergamo.
- Denmark: Copenhagen.
- Norway: Oslo
- Belgium: Brussels.
- Turkey: Istanbul (two different airports).
- Slovenia: Ljubljana.
- Croatia: Zagreb.
- United Kingdom: London.
Kosovo has a brand new airport, which was opened in 2013. The official name is Prishtina International Airport Adem Jashari. Jashari is a hero in Kosovo, who was killed in 1998 together with 58 of his family members. The terminal of the Pristina airport is very compact and modern. After checking in, you can reach your airplane in five or ten minutes.
When you enter Pristina by plane and go through the customs, you see car rental shops, ATMs and coffee bars immediately. You can reach the parking lot, which is in front of the terminal, within a minute.
Pristina Flights statistics
According to the Civil Aviation Authority, there is every year an increase of passengers at the airport. In 2008, the number of travelers was 1,1 million, two years later 1,3 million, and again two years later 1,5 million. In 2014, the number of passengers was a bit lower than the years before, but 2015 recovered this with a 10 percent grow.
The most popular months to fly are August and July. Relatively quiet months are February, followed my March, November, December and January. The top destinations were in 2015 Zurich, Basel-Mulhouse, Istanbul, Dusseldorf, Munich, and Geneva.
A second airport
Kosovo also has a small airport in the Gjakova region, which was ruled by the Italian NATO and handed over to the municipality. Currently, no international flights fly to this airport.