Air Albania to operate its first-ever flight to UK this summer

Jul 9, 2020

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Air Albania will fly to London Stansted (STN) for the first time on 26 July from the Albanian capital, Tirana (TIA). It will be the first of a once-weekly Sunday route operated by an A319, connecting the capital cities.

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As of 26 July, the schedule is as follows:

  • ZB2015 Tirana (TIA) 6:30 p.m. Departure ⇒ London (STN) 8:30 p.m. Arrival
  • ZB2016 London (STN) 9:30 p.m. Departure ⇒ Tirana (TIA) 1:30 a.m. Arrival (+1)

The airline currently only has a total of eight other destinations in its network that includes: Bologna (BLQ), Istanbul (IST), Frankfurt (FRA), Milan (BGY, MXP), Pisa (PSA) Rome (FCO) and Verona (VRN).

As first reported by Anna Aero, Air Albania will become the fourth airline to operate flights between Tirana and London. Albawings, though it isn’t currently operating due to COVID-19, also flies between Tirana and Stansted (STN). Elsewhere, Wizz Air operates between Tirana (TIA) and London Luton (LTN) and British Airways will be switching operations from Heathrow (LHR) back to Gatwick (LGW) from 9 September.

Air Albania offers three ticket types: Economy Promo, Economy and Business Promo. Even tickets purchased from the lowest fare category include two checked bags weighing 30 kilograms each.

Three days after Air Albania’s inaugural flight, EasyJet will become the fifth airline flying the route with its launch of a Gatwick (LGW) to Tirana (TIA) service on 29 July.

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