Air Prishtina is an airline based in Switzerland. The company aims to be the gateway to Europe and the world for Kosovars and Macedonians. ‘Prishtina’ is the Albanian name of the capital of Kosovo.
Air Prishtina offers flights to Kosovo and back from eleven destinations in Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and Switzerland. There are two destinations possible from Skopje (two hours drive from Pristina), which are: Düsseldorf and Zürich.
Booking a flight with Air Prishtina is easy via their website. The site is available in German, English, Albanian and Macedonian. Passengers that take a Pristina flight will arrive at the new Prishtina International Airport Adem Jashari. The website of the airport is launched in january of 2015.
Destinations of Air Prishtina (from Pristina):
- Germany: Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Stuttgart and Munich.
- United Kingdom: London-Gatwick.
- Italy: Milan-Bergamo and Verona.
- Switzerland: Geneva, Zürich, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg
Air Prishtina history
The history of the airline company goes back till the early 1980s. Air Prishtina was founded as ‘Reisebüro Prishtina (RBP)’ by Bexhet Sallahu. His concept was based on providing inexpensive flights for Kosovars in Europe to their relatives in Kosovo and the region.
In 1993, the travel agency ‘Prishtina’ was represented in more than a dozen cities in Europe and several major towns of Kosovo and Macedonia. The agency initiated partnerships with other travel agencies and major European airlines.
In 2005, ‘Air Prishtina AG’ was founded in Switzerland. The company incorporated all previous operations and activities under this brand. After the death of founder Bexhet Sallahu in 2005, his daughter Leyla Ibrahimi Sallahu leads Air Prishtina.
Below this page you see a short commercial of the flight company, focusing on young people. At the end of every commercial, you hear the voice over saying: “Air Prishtina, your best way home”.
Fun fact: Granit Xhaka was part of an advertisement campaign of Air Prishtina that had to do with the World Cup in Brazil. The Kosovo born player was one of the stars of the Switzerland team and even scored a goal.