Airlines that Fly to Albania

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A guide of the airlines with flights to and from Albania to Europe

Albanian Airline

Unless you’re traveling by boat, the easiest and fastest way to reach Albania is by plane.
Currently, there is only one international airport in Albania that operates commercial and charter flights. Named after Mother Teresa, Tirana International Airport (TIA) is often referred to as Rinas Airport. The airport was built between 1955 and 1957. The first commercial airlines operating were Aeroflot, Jat, Malev, Tarom, and Interflug.

Albania has direct flight routes with about 50 destinations in Italy, France, Austria, Greece, Germany, England, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Slovenia, Hungary, Turkey, and Serbia.

In 2018, TIA served 2,947,172 passengers and handled 2,249 tons of cargo.
“The airlines carrying most passengers to and from Tirana in 2018 were Blue Panorama 21 percent, Ernest Airline 12 percent, Albawings 11 percent, Alitalia nine percent, and Turkish Airlines six percent,” TIA announced.

Albanian Airlines

Albawings is currently, the only Albanian airline that operates commercial and charter scheduled flights to Italy. The company started its operation in 2016 with its Boeing 737-500 aircraft named Spirit of Tirana. The second aircraft was delivered to Tirana in December 2016 by the pilot and lead vocalist of Iron Maiden heavy metal band Bruce Dickinson.
The fleet of Albawings consists of three aircraft: two Boeing 737-400 and one Boeing 737-500
Air Albania

The new Albanian airline that was announced in early 2018 is expected to start operations in 2019.

Airlines currently operating at TIA-airport are:

Adria Airways
Tirana – Ljubljana

Alitalia
Tirana – Roma

Austrian Airlines
Tirana – Vienna

British Airways
Tirana – London Gatwick

Jet Airfly
Tirana – Brussels

Lufthansa
Tirana – Frankfurt

Aegean
Tirana – Athens

Turkish Airlines
Tirana – Istanbul

Pegasus Airlines
Tirana – Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

Blue Panorama Airlines
Tirana – Milan Malpensa
Tirana – Bologna
Tirana – Bergamo
Tirana – Verona
Tirana – Genoa
Tirana – Roma
Tirana – Torino

Albawings
Tirana – Rimini
Tirana – Florence
Tirana – Treviso
Tirana – Cuneo
Tirana – Ancona
Tirana – Bari
Tirana – Pisa
Tirana – Perugia
Tirana – Venice

Air Serbia
Tirana – Belgrade

Transavia
Tirana – Amsterdam
Tirana – Paris

Wizz Air
Tirana – Budapest
Tirana – Dortmund
Tirana – London Luton

Ernest Airlines
Tirana – Milan Malpensa
Tirana – Milan Bergamo
Tirana – Pisa
Tirana – Venice
Tirana – Roma
Tirana – Bari
Tirana – Florence
Tirana – Verona
Tirana – Bologna
Tirana – Genova
Tirana – Ancona

Edelweiss
Tirana – Zurich

Alternatives – Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, Italy and Macedonia

Fly to Korfu, Greece
If you plan to stay only in the south of Albania on the Ionic Sea, then you could also fly to Korfu. From Korfu one can take the ferry to arrive at Saranda in just 30 minutes with the fast ferry. The slower ferry is cheaper, but takes 1:20 hours instead.

Fly to Prishtina, Kosovo
There are bus-rides from Prishtina to Tirana several times a day and take around 5 hours time.

Fly to Podgorica, Montenegro
Bus-rides from Podgorica take only around 4 hours.

Fly to Skopje, Macedonia
The bus-rides from Skopje to Tirana are twice a day, once early in the morning and once late at night. This ride is longer and takes around 8 hours.

Fly to Bari, Italy
There are daily ferries from Bari to Durres. The ferry takes around 8-9 hours. Durres itself is just 45 minutes from Tirana.