Ryanair: New Albania Ops

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This week on June 13, Ryanair has announced new Albania operations for its Winter 2023 schedule, a significant growth for the country.

This article will cover the details surrounding Ryanair’s new Albania winter operations and the routes that they will be doing.

Ryanair New UK to Albania Schedule

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Becoming the 37th country to their expansive route network, Ryanair has added a new Winter 2023 schedule between Europe and Albania.

This news comes as Ryanair recently announced its blockbuster order for up to 300 Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft.

Their new winter scheduling to and from Albania will mean that Ryanair will operate 17 new routes and with that, 200 weekly flights. This will all be out of the country’s capital airport in Tirana (TIA).

Ryanair’s new routes to and from Albania will be operated as follows –


  • Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) – 14 weekly.
  • Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) – Six weekly.
  • Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL) – 14 weekly.
  • Catania Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) – 14 weekly.
  • Dusseldorf Weeze Airport (NRN) – Four weekly.
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) – Four weekly.
  • Krakow John Paul II International Airport (KRK) – Six weekly.
  • London Stansted Airport (STN) – 28 weekly.
  • Manchester Airport (MAN) – Six weekly.
  • Milan Bergamo Orio al Serio International Airport (BGY) – 28 weekly.
  • Paris Beauvais-Tille Airport (BVA) – 10 weekly.
  • Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport (PSA) – 14 weekly.
  • Prague Vaclav Havel Airport (PRG) – Four weekly.
  • Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) – 18 weekly.
  • Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) – Four weekly.
  • Venice Treviso Airport (TSF) – 14 weekly.
  • Warsaw Modlin Airport (WMI) – Six weekly.

Senior Comments

Commenting on their newest country addition to their expansive network, Ryanair DAC’s Chief Executive Officer, Eddie Wilson, has said, “As Europe’s largest airline, we are delighted to announce 200 weekly Ryanair flights to/from Albania starting from Winter ’23.”

“These initial 17 new routes will grant immediate access to key inbound tourism markets such as Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania Sweden, and the UK whilst also providing competitive fares and increased connectivity for Albanians who want to visit home, or friends and family abroad.”

“We have worked closely with our partners here at Tirana Airport to launch these 17 new routes and hope to strengthen the relationship over time as we work together to drive inbound tourism and connectivity to Albania.”

“These routes will allow millions of visitors from major cities across Europe to experience the wonders of Albania, from the white sand beaches of the Albania Riviera to the historical architecture of Unesco site Gjirokastër, and lively nightlife in Tirana.

Adding to Wilson’s comments, Senior Vice President of Kastrati Group, Mr Musa Kastrati, adds, “On behalf of Tirana International Airport, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to Ryanair for their remarkable trust in the potential of the Albanian market.”

“We welcome Ryanair’s decision to operate flights to and from Tirana International Airport, providing affordable and accessible air travel options, which will undoubtedly benefit both inbound and outbound travellers.”

“I am confident that through the extensive network of Ryanair, Tirana International Airport will contribute to the further development of passenger choices, tourism, and the economy of Albania.”

“We look forward to a fruitful partnership with Ryanair, as we work together to build memorable journeys for passengers travelling to and from our beautiful nation.”

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