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Tirana International Airport proudly reports remarkable growth and achievements in 2023, reaffirming its position as a key player in the regional aviation industry. TIA experienced significant increases in passenger numbers, seat capacity, and load factor, demonstrating its commitment to its passengers.
Passenger Numbers Surge by 40%: In the fiscal year 2023, Tirana International Airport welcomed an impressive 40% surge in passenger numbers, reaching a total of 7,257,574 passengers. This substantial growth underscores the airport's pivotal role in facilitating seamless travel experiences and fostering connectivity.
Expanded Seat Capacity and Air Traffic Movements: The commitment to infrastructure development is evident in the substantial increase in seat capacity, which grew by 67% in December 2023 when compared to December 2022, reaching 429,708 seats. Additionally, Air Traffic Movements (ATM) experienced a notable 32% increase from the year 2022, with 25,354 rotations, indicating the airport's attractiveness to airlines and passengers alike.
Tirana International Airport grew by 37% in terms of seat capacity totaling a number of 4,240,461 seats from 3,089,941 in 2022, a remarkable increase from the previous year. The airport proudly recognizes the top 5 airlines contributing to this success: Wizz Air, Air Albania, Albawings, Lufthansa and Ryanair, with Wizz Air leading the pack with a 59% market share and a number of 4,289,960 passengers in 2023.
New Airline Collaborations and Exciting Destinations: In 2023, Tirana International Airport welcomed new scheduled airlines like Jazeera, and Ryanair and introduced exciting destinations, such as Naples, Brindisi, Trieste, Lamezia Terme, Palermo, Thessaloniki, Comiso, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bucharest, Kuwait, Dammam, Stockholm Arlanda, Dusseldorf Weeze, Prague, Warsaw Modlin and Rome Ciampino. TIA also welcomed new charters, including Iberia, Flyone, and Tailwind, further diversifying its airline portfolio. Additionally, the airport introduced new charter destinations such as Brno, Bilbao, Sarajevo, Lisbon, Porto, Chisinau, Riga, Bratislava, and Warsaw Radom, opening up exciting travel possibilities for passengers. These initiatives not only contribute to the airport's growth but also enhance connectivity for passengers.
Premier Destinations Driving Traffic: In 2023, Tirana International Airport's top destinations played a critical role in attracting passengers and fostering regional connectivity. The top 5 Country
destinations, led by Italy, Germany, and the UK, collectively accounted for a significant share of passenger traffic, reaffirming the airport's commitment to providing diverse and well-connected travel options.
The top destinations from Tirana International Airport have distinctly influenced passenger choices. London claims the paramount position among the top destinations from Tirana International Airport, commanding an impressive 8% share of total destinations. This renowned city stands as the ultimate choice for travelers, providing unparalleled connectivity and global access. Following closely are Milan, Rome, and Bergamo, each contributing significantly with a 5% share, while Pisa completes the top five destinations with a notable 4% share. The prominence of London underscores its status as the most sought-after destination, offering a rich array of connections for discerning travelers.
Strategic Airports Fostering Connectivity: In tandem with the success of destinations, key airports have played a vital role in defining the travel patterns of passengers departing from Tirana International Airport.
Tirana International Airport expresses gratitude to passengers, airlines, and partners for their continued support. As the airport looks ahead, it remains dedicated to enhancing connectivity, providing diverse travel options, and furthering its position as a premier gateway for travelers in the region.
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