Turkish Airlines to help Albania set up air carrier

SKOPJE (Macedonia), May 8 (SeeNews) - Albania's prime minister Edi Rama said on Monday that Albania plans to set a national air carrier with the support of Turkish Airlines, writes seenews.

The first flights are expected to be launched by the end of this year, the prime minister said in a joint press conference with Turkish Airlines CEO Ilker Ayci, broadcast live on Rama's Facebook profile.

Further details will be disclosed in the next months, Rama said. The government, together with Turkish Airlines' staff is conducting a feasibility study for the project.

Last month, Rama briefly mentioned the airline project, saying that it will offer flights to Skopje, Pristina, Podgorica, Sarajevo, and Zagreb, as well to Western Europe.

Albania has been without a flag carrier since 2011 when the country's Civil Aviation Authority revoked the licence of Albanian Airlines.