Albania opens Kukës Airport

Airbus A319 at Kukës Airport (Photo: Air Albania).
Airbus A319 at Kukës Airport (Photo: Air Albania).

Albania opens Kukës Airport

Airbus A319 at Kukës Airport (Photo: Air Albania).
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In Albania, Kukës International Airport was officially opened on Sunday. This is located around 150 kilometers from the capital Tirana. The official first landing was carried out by Air Albania and had a curiosity: the plane made a stop in the capital to pick up the prime minister. Then it went on to Kukës.

Before the festive opening day, there is a decade-long history that is emblematic of the pursuit of different interests. To make it short: The airport was officially opened with a long delay and a previous attempt fell through due to a lack of airline customers.

Opening cake at Kukës Airport (Photo: Air Albania).

The first day of the flight was also a bit of an election show, as numerous supporters of the Prime Minister's party were invited to the celebration. In fact, Kukës won't be ready for international traffic for 50 to 60 days. The government had to admit this fact casually. It is assumed that flight operations can begin on June 17, 2021.

During the official opening, Transport Minister Belinda Balluku named the following countries to be flown to from Kukës: Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. However, she could not name either cities or airlines and insisted that there should be a great deal of interest on the part of the airlines, especially from the low-cost sector. It can be assumed that Air Albania is "allowed" to fly to one or the other destination from Kukës.

Kukës Airport (Photo: Air Albania).

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