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Sokol
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Pristina Int Airport Vs Other Balkan Airports

Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:02 am

Hello,

I found some statistics about Pristina PRN and I think that some regional Airports do not have this much of flights and PAX for a year maybe i am not right, correct if I'm wrong. Other wise Kosova has only 2 milion inhabitant.

Pristina PRN Statistics:

http://www.unmik-caro.org/site/airst...eff1PAX_STATISTICS_2000_-_2005.pdf

http://www.unmik-caro.org/site/airst...4FLIGHT_STATISTICS_2000_-_2005.pdf

http://www.unmik-caro.org/site/airst...251b35eccTOP_DESTINATIONS_2005.pdf

http://www.unmik-caro.org/site/airst...43fc250a1026bTOP_AIRLINES_2005.pdf

http://www.unmik-caro.org/site/airst...AX_STATISTICS_BY_AIRLINES_2005.pdf

http://www.unmik-caro.org/site/airst...fc24daa66f3PAX_STATISTICS_2005.pdf

http://www.unmik-caro.org/site/airst...c7e8b23FLIGHTS_STATISTICS_2005.pdf


1. Which airports in Balkan have more flights and more PAX ?
2. Which airports in Balkan have less flights and less PAX ?
 
Sokol
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RE: Pristina Int Airport Vs Other Balkan Airports

Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:23 am

Do you guys have any ideas of Balkan Airports ?
 
mNeo
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RE: Pristina Int Airport Vs Other Balkan Airports

Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:33 am

Well i do not have statistics today from SOF sofia there were 46 scheduled departures according to their website. That is 1271 departures for the month of March 3 times as much as pristina.

This number should rise as soon as the new terminal and the new runway are opened, and when someone buys Bulgaria Air.
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dc863
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RE: Pristina Int Airport Vs Other Balkan Airports

Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:19 pm

Pristina won't be getting much traffic even after Kosovo's so called independence from sovereign Serbia. It'll be a backwater airport. It only gets traffic now because of the UN and NATO.
 
Sokol
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RE: Pristina Int Airport Vs Other Balkan Airports

Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:34 pm

Dc863,

Don't worry you will see and couple years how high traffic with change, check this out since 2000-2005 how high PAX and traffic changed.

http://www.unmik-caro.org/site/airst...eff1PAX_STATISTICS_2000_-_2005.pdf
http://www.unmik-caro.org/site/airst...4FLIGHT_STATISTICS_2000_-_2005.pdf

UN and NATO they have own flights military. Statistics of Pristina showing you passengers flights not UN and NATO.


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Horus
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RE: Pristina Int Airport Vs Other Balkan Airports

Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:00 pm

Sokol, what are the biggest markets out of Pristina?

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felixZRH
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RE: Pristina Int Airport Vs Other Balkan Airports

Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:32 pm

Hi Horus,

when you look at this statistics:
http://www.unmik-caro.org/site/airst...AX_STATISTICS_BY_AIRLINES_2005.pdf

You see that highest peeks are Swiss, Hamburg Int'l, Austrian and Helvetic.
Well Swiss and Helvetic both operate from ZRH and Hamburg Int'l also has some flights from ZRH to PRN.
This is easy to understand when you know how many Albanians (spelling?) live in Switzerland.

Hope this helps
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RE: Pristina Int Airport Vs Other Balkan Airports

Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:52 pm

Thanks Felix, I guess I missed that link. So OS and LX are in the top 3, but is there maket mainly O&D or do a lot of passengers use them to transfer onto other points in Europe?

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dba4u
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RE: Pristina Int Airport Vs Other Balkan Airports

Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:27 pm

Mostly O&D caused by the huge amount of Albanian and Kosovarian immigrants in Germany and Switzerland. A lot of these flights are charter flights, operating only during school holidays, allowing the imigrants to visit their families.

In Hamburg during summer holiday it happens quiet often that 3 or 4 flight for PRN depart within a few hours.
 
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RE: Pristina Int Airport Vs Other Balkan Airports

Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:53 pm

Quoting Dba4U (Reply 8):

In Hamburg during summer holiday it happens quiet often that 3 or 4 flight for PRN depart within a few hours.

Same here in ZRH.

So we often see (saw) this Hamburg Int'l B737 with the map of Kosovo on the tail:

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RE: Pristina Int Airport Vs Other Balkan Airports

Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:06 pm

To my knowledge direct scheduled flights to PRN are currently offered from:

BUD
LJU
TIA
VIE
ZRH
VRN
IST
LGW
Excess baggage? Oh come on...
 
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RE: Pristina Int Airport Vs Other Balkan Airports

Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:25 pm

I would have assumed that Priština is one of the quieter airports in the region. It is however the second busiest in Serbia (after Belgrade) but is relatively minor compared to airports such as:
Athens, Bucharest, Sofia, Zagreb, Thessaloniki, Sarajevo. And although I am not sure I would think Priština is also smaller in passenger numbers than places like Split, Varna, Skopje, Tirana.
 
Sokol
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RE: Pristina Int Airport Vs Other Balkan Airports

Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:07 am

Pristina PRN is higher than Tirana, Skopje, Ohrid, Sarajevo, Split, Podgorica, Varna, and Dubrovnik with traffic and passenger.
 
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RE: Pristina Int Airport Vs Other Balkan Airports

Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:24 am

Sokol,
Varna has 1.431 million (charter only) passengers for 2005 and 1.275 million (charter only) passengers for 2004. So, it is much higher than the 930,346 (2005) passengers for Pristina.
 
Sokol
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RE: Pristina Int Airport Vs Other Balkan Airports

Sun Mar 12, 2006 4:02 pm

Thanks Delyan, Very good.


Check this out how small is Pristina PRN and see big traffic statistics. There is only five parking gates you see that.

http://www.planes.cz/foto1.asp?mode=detail&id=SWTMSOOM&jazyk=en
http://www.planes.cz/foto1.asp?mode=detail&id=ZIGFWHBC&jazyk=en
http://www.planes.cz/foto1.asp?mode=detail&id=VQXMAOVB&jazyk=en

I hope soon this year 2006 will begin building Pristina PRN bigger.
 
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RE: Pristina Int Airport Vs Other Balkan Airports

Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:18 pm

Quoting Dc863 (Reply 3):
Pristina won't be getting much traffic even after Kosovo's so called independence from sovereign Serbia. It'll be a backwater airport. It only gets traffic now because of the UN and NATO.

I'd tend to agree - like Macedonia and Albania it's a fairly quiet region of the Balkans in terms of business and tourist potential (Kosova being landlocked). Lots of family/refugee/IDP traffic though.

I'd predict more increase in tourist traffic to Croatia and Montenegro over time, and an increase in business traffic to Belgrade and Sarajevo while the business climate gradually improves.

Quoting Sokol (Reply 4):
UN and NATO they have own flights military. Statistics of Pristina showing you passengers flights not UN and NATO.

I think Dc863 was refering to the passengers, not the flying equipment. Most of the UN staff and NGO's use commercial flights out of PRN.
 
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RE: Pristina Int Airport Vs Other Balkan Airports

Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:51 pm

Will always be a backwater.. landlocked, poor economy, no tourist attractions..

No offence Sokol, but this is the current situation in Kosovo as it stands and in the near future will be similar. Longer term, who knows ???

Will always rely on it's own migrants from Germany and Switzerland for traffic. Tourism - cannot see how this happening soon without beaches ??


Just about all other Balkan countries except for Macedonia or FYROM if you like, and Albania have growing toursim. Countries like Greece, Croatia, Bulgaria, Montenegro, etc...

Here are some approximate stats from a few years back.

Athens - 14 mill
Heraklion - 5 mill
Rhodes - 4 mill
Thessaloniki - 3.7 mill
Kos - 1.7 mill
Sofia - 1.6 mill
Chania - 1.5 mill
Zagreb 1.4 mill

Others I don't have handy, but am sure some other like Bucharest, Tirana and Varna would have higher traffic than Pristina..
 
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RE: Pristina Int Airport Vs Other Balkan Airports

Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:19 pm

Quoting Adriaticflight (Reply 11):
I would have assumed that Priština is one of the quieter airports in the region. It is however the second busiest in Serbia (after Belgrade)

Well, Pristina is the 2nd biggest city in Serbia after Belgrade, so it makes sense that it has the 2nd busiest airport.

Quoting Sokol (Reply 14):
I hope soon this year 2006 will begin building Pristina PRN bigger.

The final status of Kosovo will be determined this year.

Let's hope there won't be any bloodshed...
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Sokol
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RE: Pristina Int Airport Vs Other Balkan Airports

Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:14 pm

No Kerry, Tirana doesn't have traffic higher than Pristina never ask anyone in Europe they will tell you who got the highest traffic Tirana TIA or Pristina PRN.


BA, you right the final status of Kosova will be determined this year soon.
And for sure no more bloodshed don't think about it it's over.
 
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delyan
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RE: Pristina Int Airport Vs Other Balkan Airports

Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:47 pm

Here's some statistics for Bulgaria.
For the calendar year 2005.

SOF/LBSF 1.87 million PAX
BOJ/LBBG 1.56 million PAX
VAR/LBWN 1.55 million PAX
PDV/LBPD 97,097 PAX
GOZ/LBGO 331 PAX

The source is http://www.caa.bg

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