Proposed hail carrier Air Albania, a joint venture being consulted with Turkish Airlines, will start flying European courses this late spring with a view to making its first transoceanic flights by December, one of the men behind the venture has told BIRN.

The Albanian government a month ago arranged national air controller AlbControl to arrange a joint venture with Turkish Airlines and a recently established Albanian organization called MDN Investment to make another national aircraft.

MDN Investment was enrolled on May 3 and has no known resources or past involvement in air travel. In any case, proprietor Sinan Idrizi, who is known as a patron of games groups in his local town of Vlora in southern Albania, disclosed to BIRN the organization would fly soon and that team individuals were at that point experiencing preparing in Turkey.

“We will be forceful in the market,” Idrizi, 50, told BIRN in a phone meet.

Idriz said he had business premiums in Turkey however declined to state the amount he anticipated that would put resources into the future joint venture. “This will be an issue chose later,” he said.

Air Albania

MDN Investment has a proclaimed capital of 100,000 euros and Idrizi has no different organizations enlisted in Albania.

Albania Prime Minister Edi Rama a year ago approached Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his assistance in making an Albanian national carrier. Turkish Airlines has said a few times that it is keen on the task. Rama has since quite a while ago guaranteed to make the carrier and to manufacture an airport in Vlora.

As indicated by the administration choice, Albcontrol and MDN Investment will hold the controlling offer in the new organization of no less than 51 for each penny while Turkish Airlines will take the rest.

Banner carriers had been essential factors noticeable all around transport showcase before the Open Air approach of the European Union, which adequately changed the market. Albania has been a piece of Open Air since 2006.

The market in Albania has become in the course of recent decades due basically to request from the extensive populace of Albania vagrants and their families. The quantity of travelers traveling to and from Albania has relatively multiplied over the previous decade. In 2016, 22,000 flights and 2.2 million travelers went through the nation’s solitary universal airport.


Petros Stathis