Tag Archives: Air Albania

Air Albania’s business activity is suspended, can it survive?

Air Albania business license has been suspended by the National Business Centre.

On September 9, 2022, the Albanian government authorities suspended the airline’s business license, grounding all operations.

The airline has failed to declare its owners as required by Albanian law.

Air Albania was founded on May 16, 2018 led by a consortium by the Albanian and Turkish governments under a public–private partnership.

Turkish Airlines reportedly controls 49.12% of the shares of Air Albania.

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Air Albania to double its operations in Italy

Air Albania will double its operations in Italy as from March 29, 2020, going from three to six gateways served.


The new destinations from Tirana will fly to Bergamo, Pisa and Verona.

The new routes will be daily. They are added to the existing network of daily flights to Bologna, Milan Malpensa and Rome Fiumicino.

The new expansion phase will be possible with the arrival of a second 151-seat Boeing 737-800s from Turkish Airlines.

The 737-800s feature 135 seats in economy and 16 in business class.

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Air Albania launches operations

Air Albania (Tirana), the new flag carrier of Albania launched regularly scheduled passenger operations today (September 15) with a flight from Tirana to Istanbul. The first aircraft is a leased Airbus A319-132 registered as TC-JLR.

A test flight was conducted on Friday, September 14, 2018.

Air Albania was founded on May 16, 2018 as a consortium of the Albanian and Turkish governments.

Turkish Airlines, a founding partner, owns 49% of the shares of Air Albania. The remaining 41% is held by MDN Investment and 10% by Albcontrol, representing the Albania government.

All images by Air Albania.

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