Albawings is an Albanian low-cost airline headquartered in Tirana and based at its hub at Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza.

IATA ICAO Callsign
FoundedFebruary 2015
Commenced operationsSeptember 2016
HubsTirana International Airport Nënë Tereza
Fleet size3
HeadquartersTirana International Airport Nënë Tereza, Albania
Key people
  • Anila Rama CEO
  • Etleva Hoxha CFO


Albawings was founded in February 2015.[1] Albawings was awarded the Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) by the Albanian Civil Aviation Authority on 4 February 2016.[2][3] The first aircraft of the company, a Boeing 737-500, with which Albawings started its operations, is called "Spirit of Tirana".[4]

On 11 December 2016, the second aircraft was delivered by Bruce Dickinson. The leased plane was a Boeing 737-400 owned by Cardiff Aviation and it is named after Sir Norman Wisdom, who was a very popular actor for Albanians during the communist regime of Enver Hoxha, mainly for his role of Mr. Pitkin.[5]

It has been recently reported that Albawings entered a codeshare agreement with Neos for flights to Milan-Malpensa Airport and to New York-JFK Airport.[6]


The airline operates flights to several Italian destinations.

Country City Airport Notes
Albania Tirana Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza Hub
Italy Ancona Marche Airport
Bari Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport
Bergamo Orio al Serio International Airport
Bologna Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport
Firenze Florence Airport
Genoa Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport
Milan Milan Malpensa Airport
Perugia Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport
Rimini Federico Fellini International Airport
Pisa Pisa International Airport
Venice Venice Marco Polo Airport
Verona Verona Villafranca Airport
United Kingdom London London Stansted Airport Seasonal

Codeshare agreementsEdit

The Italian airline Neos and Albawings established a new codeshare partnership on June 16, 2022, covering two of the company's four weekly flights between Tirana and Milan Malpensa. Upon receiving certification from the US Department of Transportation, the two also intend to expand their codeshare arrangement to include Neos' Milan MalpensaNew York JFK route on the codeshare agreement.[7]


Albawings Boeing 737-500

The fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of February 2020):[8]

Albawings fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-400 3 188 564
Total 3 564

Former fleetEdit

Albawings fleet
Aircraft total Introduced Retired Notes
Boeing 737-500 1 2016 2020 only withdrawn from use and stored in the hanger
Boeing 737-400 1 2016 2017 leased from VVB Aviation Malta


  1. ^ "About - Albawings". Archived from the original on 16 September 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Start-up Albawings takes delivery of first B737 aircraft". Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  3. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2016-10-14. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  4. ^ Italiavola (7 March 2016). ", il Boeing 737/500 Spirit of Tirana". Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  5. ^ Pyke, Chris (12 December 2016). "Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson flies the Sir Norman Wisdom to Albania". Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  6. ^ "NEOS / ALBAWINGS BEGIN CODESHARE PARTNERSHIP MID-JUNE 2022". Aeroroutes. Retrieved 16 June 2022.
  7. ^ "NEOS / ALBAWINGS BEGIN CODESHARE PARTNERSHIP MID-JUNE 2022". Aeroroutes. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  8. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World: 4. October 2019.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Albawings at Wikimedia Commons