Albania inaugurates its second international airport
Albania inaugurated its second international airport in Kukes, in the northeastern part of the country. The airlines will be able to use the airport for scheduled flights as of June 17, according to the transport minister Belinda Balluku, who said that the Kukes airport will offer direct connections to Germany, Switzerland and the U.K., without disclosing which carriers plan to establish connections with the airport.
In March 2019, Albania’s government endorsed the infrastructure ministry's choice of a concessionaire of Kukes airport. A joint venture comprising Albanian-registered companies Global Technical Mechanics and Bami was declared winner in the tender for reconstruction, operation and maintenance of Kukes airport with its offer to invest around EUR 8 million in the project.