Local-based carrier Albawings continues to grow successfully in the market
Tirana International Airport (TIA) is pleased to see the progress made by the Albania-based carrier Albawings, which was founded in February 2016 and now serves six Italian destinations with an average load factor of more than 90 percent.
The airline started operations with a Boeing 737-500, the perfect fit for short-haul flights between Albania and Italy, and is committed to providing economical ticket prices.
Albawings currently employs around 100 talented and hardworking people, most of whom have extensive experience in the tourism and airline industry.
Shortly, the local carrier will operate with a second aircraft, a Boeing 737-400, with 168 places in order to serve the rising number of passengers expected for the end-of-year festivities.
Boosted by an increase in flights and expansion of routes served by airline carriers, passenger traffic at Tirana International Airport grew by an impressive eight percent in 2016 compared to 2015. In addition, the Airport has welcomed three new airlines this year and started four routes, a total of fourteen airlines connecting 36 destinations during the year.
Just a few days ago, the Airport reached the landmark passenger number of two million, a great milestone in its development.
Along with Albawings, in 2016, two other airlines began operations at TIA: Volotea Airlines and Mistral Air.