Belle Air

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Belle Air
Belle Air logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Commenced operations2005
Ceased operations24 November 2013[1]
HubsTirana International Airport Nënë Tereza
Fleet size7
HeadquartersTirana, Albania
Key peopleArbi Xhelo, Founder & CEO

Belle Air Sh.p.k (stylized as belleair) was a privately owned Albanian low-cost airline headquartered in Tirana.[2]


Belle Air was founded in 2005. It ceased operations on 24 November 2013 stating economic difficulties.[1][3][4] Their fleet has been returned to the lessors.[1][5] Belle Air Europe was a sister company to the airline, founded in 2009 and based in Ancona, Italy. It ceased operations two days after the parent company.[6]


Belle Air operated international flights on scheduled services to several cities in Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Switzerland and the UK out of Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza.


Belle Air Airbus A320-200

As of November 2013, at the time when it ceased operations, the Belle Air fleet consisted of the following aircraft:

Belle Air Former Fleet[7]
Aircraft Total Passengers
Airbus A319-100 1 144
Airbus A320-200 4 180
ATR 72-500 2 68
Total 7

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Albania's Belle Air Ceases Operations". 28 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Contatto". Belle Air. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Customer notice on the main page". Archived from the original on 28 November 2013.
  4. ^ Dron, Alan (25 November 2013). "Albanian carrier halts services". Air Transport World. Archived from the original on 7 December 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "New routes launched during the last week (Saturday 8 November - Friday 14 November)". Retrieved 5 April 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Belle Air Europe suspends flights as well". 10 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Operator Aircraft List Albania".

External links[edit]

Media related to Belle Air at Wikimedia Commons