Validation date: 27 02 2021
Updated on: Never
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Runway: 06/24 450m X 18m Asphalt
Jashanica airfield was an airfield located 32km northwest of Pristina.
The airfield was constructed primarily for the former socialist state-owned agricultural company Agro-Kosova in the late 70s and early 80s. It was one of 12 such airfields, all sharing common features like their runway dimensions, which in most cases had a length of approximately 450m and width of 18m.
In 1987, the Yugoslav authorities approved the plan to extend and expand all these airfields, resizing them to 600 meters in length and 21 meters width, along with infrastructural improvements. This plan was not implemented, however.
The airfields were mainly used by Agro-Kosova for aerial agricultural application. They were extended in such a way they met the needs of all regions in Kosovo.
During the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, the aeronautical sector, especially general aviation, did not develop at all. All existing airfields in Kosovo degraded from the beginning of the 1990s. Even the agricultural planes that were owned by the socialist-owned enterprise Agro-Kosova were taken to Serbia during the withdrawal of Serbian regime from Kosovo in 1999.
After the war, the main priority of the international presence in Kosovo, which was responsible for the Kosovo airspace, was the functioning of commercial aviation and operation of Prishtina International Airport, leaving next to no effort on other airfields.
This airfield, in its current (2021) state, can become operational with a minimal investment. According to information received from the Privatization Agency of Kosovo, Peja region, this airfield is privatized, but the runway has not been damaged by owners.
Airspace in which the airfield is located is very suitable for general aviation activities. There are no other physical obstacles that would hamper aerial activities.
View of Jashanica in 2021 (GoogleEarth)
Information mainly from Civil Aviation Autority of Kosovo
(Researched by Olivier)