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).
With a 2,750 meter runway and 2.0 million passengers in 2016, 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. The public area is divided into a check-in hall with check-in desks and self-check-in facility, airline counters, oversized baggage, and some shops; and by the Arrivals Hall with coffeee bar & snacks, and some shops, and exit to the carpak and Bus/ taxi. After security check arriving passengers pick up their bags and enter the Arrivals Hall, while departing passengers also go through border control and enter the boarding area with shops, coffee bar & snaks, duty-free and terrace coffee bar /smoking area. - leading to gates 1-6.
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.