Tirana International Airport TIA, officially named ‘Tirana International Airport Nene Tereza’ (after Mother Theresa, born in Albania), serves the country of Albania, which has 450 km of Adriatic and Ionic shore lines with numerous beaches, as well as mountains and national parks. Neighboring countries are Montenegro and Kosovo to the north & northeast, Macedonia to the east and Greece to the south.
TIA Airport is located in Rinas, 17 km from the capital city of Tirana, and can be reached by the new access road leading from the Tirana-Durres motorway.
As of October 2016, TIA is owned 100 percent by the Hong Kong-based company CEL (the international investment arm of China Everbright Group).
Averaging 1.8 million passengers a year, Tirana International is served by domestic, international, regular and low-fare airlines, offering direct flights to a host of destinations, with connections around the world. Seasonal charters offer flights to popular vacation destinations.
The passenger terminal at Tirana International Airport opened in 2007 and was extended in 2009. It offers the following services and amenities: A good selection of shops located in the Arrivals & Departure areas and in the Check-in Hall. A duty-free shop is in the Departure area. Airline ticket counters in the check-in area ; free WiFi access throughout the terminal; 2 ATM cash machines by ABA: one is opposite the check-in hall with dual currency; the other is at Arrivals with all currencies; Multimedia kiosks in Departures; and telephone booths are opposite the check-in hall and at Arrivals. Rental car counters are next to the exit at the Arrivals area.
A new business lounge recently opened and can be contacted at +355 4 2381 600, or at +355 6920 65699.
Parking: The parking lot across from the new passenger terminal is divided into covered area P1 and uncovered area P2 - with the first 15 mins are free.