BERLIN/PRISTINA – 02. November 2018 As of March 31, 2019, the independent German airline Germania will station an Airbus A319 with 150 seats at the airport of the Pristina the capital city of Kosovo. In cooperation with Air Prishtina, the airline will then further expand its existing local offer at the start of the summer season 2019 and, among others, open new connections from Pristina to Stuttgart, Hamburg and Hanover. The existing routes to and from Munich, Düsseldorf, Basel-Mulhouse and Verona will continue to be offered.
Germania and Air Prishtina today presented their plans for the coming year to the local press at a press conference. Present was also His Excellency Christian Heldt, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Pristina, who commented on the plans of the two companies as follows: "With almost 300,000 passengers in 2017, Germania is number one at Pristina Airport. I hope that with the additional flights that Germania now handles from its base here at Pristina Airport, Germany will soon be the destination and starting point for the passengers. I am proud and happy that a German airline is taking on this important role and would soon like to train and work with Kosovar cabin crew and other local staff.”
Sieghard Jähn, Member of the Board of the Germania Group, praised in particular the good cooperation with Air Prishtina: "The partnership between Germania and Air Prishtina is close and trustful. Both companies benefit greatly from the further expansion of our cooperation. The enormous importance of Air Prishtina here in the region is an important key for Germania to open up further markets.”
Germania and Air Prishtina have been working together since 2012 on routes between Germany and Kosovo. Leyla Ibrahimi, CEO of Air Prishtina, commented: "With the stationing of a machine in Pristina, Air Prishtina is a specialist in this market in order to be able to develop and expand its flights and operation. It is the logical consequence of a long-standing and trusting cooperation based on flexibility and short decision-making processes.”
An important partner in the region is the Pristina International Airport. CEO Haldun Firan Köktürk looks forward to the deployment of the Germania aircraft: On behalf of the entire team of Limak Kosovo International Airport, we are pleased to give a Germania machine a second home! This is an important step for Germania, our airport and the Republic of Kosovo. The successful continuation of our cooperation with Germania ensures that our passengers will be able to choose from an ever-increasing number of destinations and that our passenger numbers will continue to increase as a result.”
Claus Altenburg, Sales Director of Germania Airline, on the deployment of the Airbus A319 in Pristina: "In 2019 we expect a further increase in demand for flights from Kosovo, especially to Germany. With the stationing of an aircraft in Pristina Germania is together with Air Prishtina well prepared. This allows us to respond quickly to new developments at any time.”
It is planned to recruit flight attendants, which Germania needs for the machine stationed in Pristina in the coming weeks and months in Kosovo. So not only travelers on the way to friends and relatives will benefit, but also the local labor market should benefit from the expansion. Interested people from Kosovo can apply under the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.