The Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air will fly twice a week between Tirana and Cologne / Bonn from August 1st. The new route will initially be operated on Thursday and Sunday. At the same time, the base in Albania will be increased to five aircraft.
From Tirana onwards, Wizz Air will also take on Barcelona on July 31, 2021, which is to be served on Thursday and Saturday. Constantin von Alvensleben, Chief Executive Officer of Tirana International Airport: “The fact that Wizz Air is stationing five aircraft in Tirana is a great sign of confidence in this airport and the result of many years of successful cooperation. This move offers Albania a new perspective by bringing the country closer to Europe. I am pleased to announce our commitment to continue our collaboration with Wizz Air for substantial development that will support Albania's post-pandemic economic recovery and also offer our customers a wide range of affordable, low-cost destinations ”. Wizz Air offers a total of 29 destinations from Tirana.
“I am pleased to announce the stationing of a fifth aircraft in Tirana and the start of two new routes to Barcelona and Cologne. In the next three to four years we will double our fleet from the base in Tirana and this development provides for the transport of around 5 million passengers with Wizz Air, new destinations from Tirana and a high standard of service. This is an extraordinary development for Albania, for the airport and for us, ”said George Michalopoulos, Commercial Director of Wizz Air.