First Czech direct flight opens summer season
On Thursday, June 15, 2017 in the afternoon the first SmartWings flight from Prague arrived to Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza to open summer season 2017.
Tirana International Airport together with the Czech Embassy in Tirana and Travel Service launched a welcome ceremony for the first passengers. Travel Service, the biggest Czech airline company, operates regular flights under the SmartWings brand. There will be two direct flights every week on Mondays and Thursdays until the end of September.
Albania has become a very popular destination for Czech tourist past several years. In 2016 around 14.000 people visited. A considerable number of the Czech tourists were customers of Travel Service. The company flights transported to and from Tirana a total number of 9.022 people in 2016. Many Czech people also travel individually to explore not only the coast but also Albanian mountains.
The common target of all partners involved, is to establish regular flights from Prague to Tirana and from Tirana to Prague throughout the whole year. Direct connection will also contribute towards an increase of Albanian visitors in the Czech Republic.