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Tirana Rinas Airport

Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa
Aeroporti Nënë Tereza
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Tirana International Airport SHPK
Location Tirana, Albania
Elevation AMSL 108 ft / 33 m
Coordinates 41°24′53″N 019°43′14″E / 41.41472°N 19.72056°E / 41.41472; 19.72056 (Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa)Coordinates: 41°24′53″N 019°43′14″E / 41.41472°N 19.72056°E / 41.41472; 19.72056 (Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa)
Website http://www.tirana-airport.com/
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 2,735 8,973 Concrete
Statistics (2009)
Number of Passengers 1,394,000
Source: Albanian AIP at EUROCONTROL

Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza (IATA: TIA, ICAO: LATI) is Albania's only international airport. It is commonly known as Rinas International Airport, as it is located 6 NM (11 km; 6.9 mi) northwest of Tirana, in the village of Rinas. In 2001 the airport was named after Mother Teresa. Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza was constructed in a period of two years, from 1955 to 1957. After the fall of communism and political and social changes the number of airlines operating to the airport increased.


The air traffic equipment and facilities of the airport have been heavily modernised following investments by Tirana International Airport SHPK, a consortium lead by Hochtief AirPort. Hochtief assumed management of the airport on April 23, 2005 for a 20 year concession period.

The concession included the construction of a completely new passenger terminal and various infrastructure improvements, that included the construction of a new access road, new parking lots, and a bridge on the old airport access road. The expansion resulted in an increased number of passengers per annum, estimated in 1.5M passengers for 2009.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Adria Airways Ljubljana
Aegean Airlines Athens
Albanian Airlines Bologna, London-Stansted, Frankfurt, Istanbul-Atatürk, Milan-Orio al Serio, Pisa, Turin
Alitalia operated by Air One Milan-Malpensa [ends 30 October], Rome-Fiumicino
Albanian Airlines operated by Tyrolean Airways Vienna
Belle Air Ancona, Bari, Bologna, Chania, Cuneo, Florence, Forlì, Genoa, Kalamata, Liège, Milan-Malpensa, Milan-Orio al Serio, Parma, Patras, Perugia, Pescara, Pisa, Pristina, Rimini, Rome-Fiumicino, Thessaloniki, Trieste, Venice-Treviso, Verona, Zakynthos, Zürich
British Airways London-Gatwick
Bulgaria Air Sofia [seasonal]
Germanwings Cologne/Bonn [seasonal]
Lufthansa Regional operated by Lufthansa CityLine Munich
Malév Hungarian Airlines Budapest
Olympic Air Athens
Star Airways Bologna, Cuneo, Genoa, Milan-Malpensa, Milan-Orio al Serio, Pisa, Rome-Ciampino, Turin, Venice-Marco Polo, Venice-Treviso, Verona
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk

Passenger commodities

Internet service through WiFi connections is available free of charge to customers of Tirana International Airport and car rentals are available to visitors next to the exit at the Arrival Area.

Shops, and boutiques in Tirana's international airport include:

  • AA&A Catering; located in arrival area/check-in hall, providing international coffee.
  • ADF; a duty free shop located in the departure area.
  • Adrion; providing books, newspapers, magazines, souvenirs, and located in departure area.
  • Coli's; a cafe bar located in the departure area. The only place to purchase water (Tepelene) after security for consumption on the flight. Also the only place in the airport that sells decaffeinated coffee.
  • Gjikondi; providing jewelry and watches located in departure area.
  • Le Charm; providing handbags/bags and accessories, located in the check-in hall.
  • Nino Vitali; providing many brands including Lacoste, Gant, Timberland, and Calvin Klein located in departure area.
  • P.A.B.; providing Samsonite products, located in departure area.
  • Piazza; a Piazza Bar & Restaurant located in arrival area.
  • R & T Group, providing electronics, and Vodafone products, located in the check-in hall.

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General Info
Country Albania
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 41.414742
41° 24' 53.07" N
Longitude 19.720561
019° 43' 14.02" E
Elevation 126 feet
38 meters
Type Joint (Civil and Military)
Magnetic Variation 003° E (05/06)
Beacon Yes
Alternate Name MOTHER TERESA
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October

TWR 122.5
APP 133.15
ACC 127.5

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
18/36 8971 x 148 feet
2734 x 45 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME TRN TIRANA 124X 117.7 At Field -
NDB TR TIRANA - 290 2.9 NM 174.3

CAUTION Animal haz.
FUEL Avbl 0500-2100Z++. OT O/R fone C44-1-202-590-558. A1 (Air BP)
RSTD Rwy 18 ldg only. Rwy 36 tkof only.

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