June 28 (SeeNews) - Flag carrier Air Albania will launch flights from the country's new international airport in Kukes to Switzerland and Turkey, the airport said.
Air Albania will connect Kukes to Zurich and Istanbul starting July 15, Kukes International Airport - Zayed, Flatrat e Veriut said in a press release.
The Albanian government earlier announced direct connections from Kukes to the UK, Switzerland and Germany.
Albania inaugurated its second international airport in Kukes, in the northeastern part of the country, in April with the first passenger flight from Tirana operated by Air Albania.
In March 2019, the 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 8 million euro ($9.6 million) in the project.
Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa is Albania's only other operating international airport.
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