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Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza

Airport information
 Location of airport in Albania
Airport typePublic
OperatorTirana International Airport SHPK (Part of Hochtief Airport)
LocationTirana, Albania
HubAlbanian Airlines
Belle Air
Elevation33 m (108 ft)
Passenger change 09-10(+)9.2%
Aircraft Movements20786
Movements change 09-10(+)3.5%

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Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza ( ) is Albania's only international airport. It is commonly known as Rinas International Airport, as it is located 6 NM northwest of Tirana, in the village of Rinas. In 2001, the airport was named after Mother Teresa. Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza was constructed in a period of two years, from 1955 to 1957.

After the fall of communism political and social changes caused an increase in the number of airlines operating in the airport. Notably its reconstruction, started in 2005 and terminated in 2008, made possible a relevant increase in the processing capacity of the airport, which saw its number of passengers per year doubling from 2005 to 2010, when it reached 1.5M. The airport currently has a capacity to process 1.8M passengers per year and it is thought that such capacity will suffice to handle the expected increase given the visa liberalization for the citizens of Albania in the area of Schengen, which started at the end of 2010.

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