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Albania is a republic in south-eastern Europe that is officially known as the Republic of Albania. Lying along the north-western edge of the Balkan Peninsula, it is bordered by the Adriatic Sea to the west, Greece to the south, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to the east, and Serbia & Montenegro to the north. Separated from. Italy by only 76 km (47 mi) of the Adriatic, Albania, throughout its history, has been occupied by Italian powers expanding eastward into the Balkans or by Balkan powers expanding westward. In the 1500s Albania came under the rule of the Ottoman Empire (centred in what is now Turkey), and did not gain its independence until 1912. From 1944 to 1990, it was a staunchly Communist state, and in 1991 Albania began its transition to a democratic state and market economy. The capital and largest city is Tirana

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July 9, 2016

Albawings recently operated its B.735 on its first commercial flight [update]

August 14, 2015

Albanian Airways is a Tirana-based startup looking to connect Albania with destinations around Europe and the Gulf using a fleet of A320-200s (added)

Airlines

Ada Air   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1992 - 2007

^ Comments :   Ada Air was formed by Albanian/French Ada Group as Adalbanair n 1991 and started operations on 03Feb1992

^ Genealogy :    Adalbanair >Ada-Air

^ Airline Code : ZY : ADE

Adalbanair   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1991 - 1992

^ Comments :   Ada Air was formed by Albanian/French Ada Group as Adalbanair n 1991 and started operations on 03Feb1992

^ Genealogy :    Adalbanair >Ada-Air

^ Airline Code :  

Albanian Airlines   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1995 - 2011

^ Comments :   Albanian Airlines was established in May1991 under the name of Arberia Airlines. Renamed in May1992. Started on 20Jun1995 & ceased on 10Nov2011

^ Genealogy :    Arberia Airlines >Albanian Airlines

^ Airline Code : LV : LBC

Albanian Airways   

^ Status :          Not started

^ Dates :           (2015)

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Albatros Airways   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2004 - 2006

^ Comments :   Albatros Airways was established and started operations on 03Nov2004. On 01Sep2006 the airline was grounded

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : 4H : LBW

Albawings   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2016 - date

^ Comments :   Albawings is new low-cost start-up at Tirana International Airport. The company was founded in Feb2015. Recently operated its B.735 on its first commercial flight

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Albtransport (Altes Transport Tirana)   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1991* - 1992*

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Arberia Airlines (Albanian Air Company Tirana)   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1995 - 1995

^ Comments :   Albanian Airlines was established in May1991 under the name of Arberia Airlines. Renamed in May1992. Started on 20Jun1995 & ceased on 10Nov2011

^ Genealogy :    Arberia Airlines >Albanian Airlines

^ Airline Code : -- : ABE

Belle Air   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2005 - 2013

^ Comments :   Belle Air was founded in 2005 & ceased operations on 24Nov2013 stating economic difficulties

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : XH : LBY

JOY Aero*   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1993* - 1993*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Società Adria Aero Lloyd   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1935* - 1935*

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :    >Ala Littoria

^ Airline Code :  

Star Airways   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2010 - 2010

^ Comments :   Star Airways started operations on 07Jun2010

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Tafa Air   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2009 - 2010

^ Comments :   Tafa Air was formed in 2009 & commenced operations 18Dec2009. Ceased in early Feb2010 with scheduled flights out of Tirana International Airport and Pristina International Airport to Athens International Airport

^ Genealogy :     

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