Albawings

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Albawings
Albawings logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
2B AWT ALBAWINGS
FoundedFebruary 2015
Commenced operationsSeptember 2016
HubsTirana International Airport Nënë Tereza
Fleet size3
Destinations8
Company sloganSimply Closer
HeadquartersTirana International Airport Nënë Tereza, Albania
Key people
  • Anila Rama CEO
  • Etleva Hoxha CFO
  • Dhimiter Tola CCO
Websitealbawings.com

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

History[edit]

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 December 11, 2016, the second aircraft was delivered by Bruce Dickinson. The leased plane was a Boeing 737-400 owned by Cardiff Aviation and it was 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]

Destinations[edit]

The airline operates flights from its hub primarily to several Italian destinations, but also offers flights to destinations in Germany, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom.

Codeshare agreements[edit]

Albawings signed a codeshare agreement with the following airlines:[6]

Fleet[edit]

Albawings Boeing 737-500

The fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2019):[7]

Albawings fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-400 2 –; –; 170 170
Boeing 737-500 1 –; –; 132 132
Total 3

References[edit]

  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. ^ "airlinersphotostream.com". Archived from the original on 2016-10-14. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  4. ^ Italiavola (7 March 2016). "Albawings.com, 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. ^ "Blu Panorama shton destinacionet në Itali, bashkëpunim me Albawings". Archived from the original on 2016-12-22. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World: 4. October 2019.

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