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

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


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]


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]


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


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  2. ^ "Start-up Albawings takes delivery of first B737 aircraft". Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  3. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2016-10-14. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  4. ^ Italiavola (7 March 2016). ", 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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