Tirana International Airport Nene Tereza in Albania has experienced a substantial increase in passenger traffic during the first seven months of 2023, with numbers surging from 2.7 million to 3.7 million compared to the same period in 2022.
Albania’s Tirana International Airport Nene Tereza experienced a notable upswing in passenger traffic during the initial seven months of 2023. The passenger count surged to 3.7 million, marking a substantial escalation from the 2.7 million passengers documented during the corresponding period in 2022. This robust growth was reported by the airport’s operator, Tirana International Airport (TIA).
In the month of July, passenger figures soared by an impressive 37% compared to the previous year, reaching a total of 834,794 travelers. TIA shared this remarkable statistic through a social media post on Monday. Looking ahead, the company anticipates accommodating around 900,000 passengers at the airport throughout August. This projection represents a remarkable 32% escalation when contrasted with the passenger traffic observed in the same month of 2022.
Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa handled a total of 5 million passengers in 2022, as affirmed by the airport’s concessionaire. Notably, the months of July and August 2022 marked a historical peak in air travel to the southeastern European region. Even prominent countries within this locale, Turkey and Greece, witnessed a surpassing of their pre-Covid passenger numbers for the same period in 2019. Turkey observed a notable 9% increase, while Greece recorded a 2% uptick.
Despite its relatively smaller share of the European flight market compared to its neighboring countries, Albania demonstrated a remarkable growth trajectory. The passenger numbers surged by an impressive 28%, a feat affirmed by data sourced from Eurocontrol.
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