Albatros Airways

Albatros Airways Sh.p.k was a low-cost airline based in Tirana in Albania. It flew to destinations in Italy using Fokker 100 aircraft. Its main base was Rinas Mother Teresa Airport (TIA), Tirana. On 1 September 2006 the airline was grounded, only with one phone call on 31 August 2006, by the Albanian aviation authorities because of unpaid airport and air traffic control fees.[1]

Albatros Airways
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IATA ICAO Callsign
Ceased operations2006
HubsTirana International Airport Nënë Tereza
Fleet size1
HeadquartersTirana, Albania
Key peopleAlbens Vokopola, Valer Hoxha, Aleksandër Hoxha, Tritan Anamali, Fatmir Prifti,


The airline was established and started operations on 3 November 2004.

On September 1, 2006, the airline was grounded and according to local media it was advised to stop selling tickets. The grounding led to heavy political controversies in Albania. The opposition and the management accused the government of having interfered against Albatros Airways violating the free market economy. The office of the President of Albania was blamed of having favoured Albatros Airways.[citation needed]


These are the scheduled international destinations as of July 2006:

Albatros Airways Fokker 100 Landed






Albatros Airways Fokker 100

As of August 2006 the Albatros Airways fleet includes:[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ CH-Aviation 9 September 2006
  2. ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006

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