Tirana International Airport (TIA) has begun one of its most important projects – “Airfield 2020” – involving rehabilitation of the runway and taxiways facilitating improved aircraft movement across the airfield.
The project will be implemented over several phases. Two taxiways are currently undergoing reconstruction, to a length of some 1.5 km, in compliance with the requirements and standards for the aircraft expected to operate at TIA over the next year. A width of 45m for the taxiways is designed to both national and international standards and regulations for Category E aircraft and the taxiways will be equipped with new drainage and lighting systems.
Alongside the restructuring of the airfield, TIA will continue to operate as normal, including flights to new destinations. Since 19 December 2019, the low-cost carrier Wizz Air began operations on its Tirana-Vienna route.