|Opened in.||It was opened by the late 1980s.|
|Closed in.||Still open.|
|Operated by.||Civil Aviation Authority of Kosovo/Kosovo Defense Forces.|
|Owned by.||Kosovo Ministry of Transport/Kosovo MoD.|
|Outside link.||https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airports/prn, http://www.airportpristina.com/, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosovo_Force, http://www.caa-ks.org/, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pristina_International_Airport and http://www.airportpristina.com/.|
The airport is under the authority of Kosovo's government. It serves as a secondary hub for Adria Airways from Slovenia.
Prishtina International Airport "Adem Jashari" (Albanian: Aeroporti Ndërkombëtar i Prishtinës "Adem Jashari"; Serbian: Међународни аеродром Адем Јашари) (IATA: PRN, ICAO: BKPR) is an international airport located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) southwest of Pristina, Kosovo. It handles over 1.6 million passengers per year and is the only port of entry for air travelers to Kosovo.
It is named after Adem Jashari, a leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army.
It was opened by the late 1980s.
2000 and onwardsEdit
The apron and the passenger terminal were renovated and expanded in 2002 and again in 2009. In June 2006, Pristina International Airport was awarded the Best Airport 2006 Award by Airports Council International (ACI). Winning airports were selected for excellence and achievement across a range of disciplines including airport development, operations, facilities, security and safety, and customer service.
On 12 November 2008, Pristina International Airport received for the first time in its history the annual one-millionth passenger (excluding military). A special ceremony was held at the airport where the one-millionth passenger received a free return ticket to a destination of his choice served by the airport.
Part of it is reserved for a Kosovo Defense Force Mi-171Sh and some KFOR military helicopters.
The Kosovo Force (KFOR) is a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation-led international peacekeeping force which was responsible for establishing a secure environment in Kosovo .
KFOR entered Kosovo on 12 June 1999, two days after the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1244. At the time, Kosovo was facing a grave humanitarian crisis, with military forces from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) and the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) in daily engagement. According to NATO, Serb forces had committed ethnic cleansing of Kosovo Albanians and the death toll had reached a historic high. Nearly one million people had fled Kosovo as refugees.
KFOR has gradually transferred responsibilities to the Kosovo Police and other local authorities. As of 23 May 2016, KFOR consists of 4,600 troops.
Pristina International Airport has reportedly been used by them on occasion over since the Kosovo War of Independence ended in 19999.