Belle Air

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This article is about an airline from Albania. For an airline from Switzerland with a similar name, see Belair (airline).
Belle Air
Belle Air logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2005
Commenced operations 2005
Ceased operations 24 November 2013[1]
Hubs Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza
Fleet size 7
Destinations 24
Headquarters Tirana, Albania
Key people A. Xhelo (founder & CEO)

Belle Air Sh.p.k. (stylized belleair) was a privately owned low-cost airline, founded in 2005, with its head office in Tirana, Albania.[2] 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 ceased operations on 24 November 2013 stating economic difficulties.[1][3][4] Their fleet has been returned to the lessors.[1] Arbi Xhelo, an Albanian businessman, was the former Accountable Manager of Belle Air.[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]



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

Belle Air fleet[7]
Aircraft active Passengers
Airbus A319-132 3 144
Airbus A320-233 2 180
ATR 72-500 2 68
Total 7


  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. 
  5. ^ "New routes launched during the last week (Saturday 8 November - Friday 14 November)". Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Belle Air Europe suspends flights as well". 10 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Operator Aircraft List Albania". 

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