It all began in 1965...
Prishtina Airport was officially opened and that only for domestic flights.
IT unit has been equipped with modern technology in compliance with ICAO standards.
Airport was transferred into an International Airport with reactivation and promotion on October 15th, 1999, providing air transport to several European cities.
Initially this airport has operated only humanitarian flights until the beginning of the year. During that period of time Russian KFOR forces along with other NATO forces and allies were in charge of Airport security. Airport Prishtina initially has begun its operation with 45 employees in total.
The apron, the passenger terminal was being renovated and expanded its work to be completed in the next few months (by the end of the summer). Utilizers and energy supplies were upgraded and the buildings used for cargo traffic were newly built.
Approximately 800.000 up to 1.000.000 commercial and military passengers were receipted and escorted annually.The airport has re-build its facilities and new equipment’s were installed which helped offering a wide range of quality services to its passengers and visitors.The airport needs were oriented towards the renovation in the post war period. In the last 3 years the company renovated and reorganized the airport completely.
Prishtina International Airport “ Adem Jashari” won the award ‘The Best airport under 1 million passengers’ category’.
At the first quarter of this year the passengers’ number increased up to 11%.
Prishtina International Airport “ Adem Jashari” was certified from Icelandic Civil Aviation Authority after the safety and security standards were met as a result of different projects’ investments as runway resurfacing, runway lightening, perimeter road and perimeter fence and several other investments.
The airport begun to operate 24 hours
The airport went under management of the concession due to an agreement between the Kosovo Government-Public Private Partnership and the Turkish-French Consortium ‘Limak & Airports de Lyon”
The airport went under management of the concession due to an agreement between the Kosovo Government-Public Private Partnership and the Turkish-French Consortium ‘Limak & Airports de Lyon” The government of Kosovo signed a contract of airport concession with ‘Limak & Airports de Lyon’ for managing Prishtina International Airport “Adem Jashari” for the next 20 years.
The Turkish-French Consortium, Limak and Aeroports de Lyon, officially took the responsibilities of Prishtina International Airport. Public private partnership is foreseen to manage the Prishtina International Airport for the next 20 years where it is foreseen that the only airport in our country will be modernized and expanded to 25 thousand meter square out of the 100 million Euros investments which will be done by Limak- Airport de Lyon.
Background of LIMAK
LIMAK INC. was established in 1976 with the aim of operating in the engineering and construction areas. Within the first years of its foundation, the company was involved in the installation of plants and steel constructions projects. Following the year 1979, along with a further volume growth in its work, the company undertook and completed works such as dams, irrigation plants, highways, pipelines, treatment plants projects and turn-key factory with on-time-performance and high standards for quality The leading public and private Organizations of the United States.
LIMAK has always been in line with the contemporary technological Developments through the support of its highly Specialized Advisors, over 100 engineers, technicians, project experts and qualified administrative staff. With more than 5,000 employees, a growing fleet and an Increasing capital equipment, is proud to contribute to the Turkish economy LIMAK.
In the 21st century, by strengthening its organizational structure with most qualified workforce, producing synergy, along with national and international engagements with strategic partners and by making best use of the technological and effective Managerial Opportunities, we aim to establish LIMAK as a competitive global company.
In order to share its experience with other companies, to closely follow up the technological Developments, to find solutions to the problems of the sector, and to Develop the co-operation between the State and Private Sector, has joined the Limak some associations, and unions such as the Turkey Contractors Union (TMB), International Contractors Union (UMB), Asphalt Contractors Association (ASMÜD), Construction and Installation Employers Trade Union (Association of), Foreign Economic Relations Committee (DEIK), Turkish National Committee Highways and Ankara Chamber of Trade.