Currently there is only one international airport in the Albanian airport, which has a commercial schedule and charter flights, this is obviously Tirana airport, but further airports will soon be available, in the northeast Albanian south of the city of Kukes, the airport has recently been modernized since 1800 is a long asphalt runway, so it is likely that commercial traffic can start from this airport in 2017. In addition, the small Shkodar airport wants to quickly and quickly upgrade so that commercial transport can fly to this airport from about 2018.
Tirana Airport — code IATA TIA — (
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The common name of the airport of Tirana is Rinas Airport or Nënë Terezat International Airport of Tirana, about 18 km north-west from the center of Tirana. The cheapest way to get to the city is to take the Rinas Express bus with hour service from 6 am to 6 pm, the trip to the center takes about 30 minutes. Adria airways, Mistral Air, Ablawings, Alitalia and Blu-express have the airport of Tirana as the airport of Focos, a total of more than 20 airlines have routes to the airport of Tirana. If you need to continue your journey to cities such as Durres, Shkoder, Vlore, you can do it from the bus station in Tirana, which has connection with most of the country.
In addition to the aforementioned airports, there are airports with grassy runways near the towns of Sarandë, Gyrocaster, Korce, currently there are no plans to upgrade them.
Alternative airports in Albania:
If you are traveling to the northern part of Albania, for example, to Shkoder, you can fly to Podgorica airport.
If you are traveling to the eastern part of the country, for example, in Pogradec or Korce, the airport in Ohrid can be an alternative to consideration.
From Tirana airport to the southern part of Albania, for example, Saranda, about 300 km, which is 5-6 hours drive, so you can check whether the flight to Corfu airport in Greece, to reduce the trip time.