Belle Air

Belle Air was an Albanian low cost airline based in Tirana and base at Tirana airport.


Belle Air was founded in 2005 by several investors of Albatros Airways, a former Albanian low cost airline. The flight operations began in March 2006.

In summer 2009, the daughter of Belle Air Europe was founded in Italy. The new regional airline based at Ancona airport will initially with an ATR 72-500 destinations in South East Europe, Italy and Western Europe together.

In November 2011, the Albanian aviation authorities prohibited the operation of a McDonnell Douglas MD -82 of the Belle Air due to deficient maintenance.

On November 25, 2013, the company introduced for economic reasons operating. The fleet was returned to the lessor.


Were Flew from Tirana airport several Italian cities such as Bari, Bergamo, Genoa, Pisa, Rome, Trieste and Verona, the same as the Kosovo capital Pristina, as well as from summer 2009 times also of Stuttgart and Zurich. Partly also destinations such as New York City, Sharm El -Sheikh, Tel Aviv- Jaffa and the Turkish Riviera have been served in the charter. From Prishtina There was also a direct connection to Liege. At its base, the airport Tirana Belle Air transported by 44 percent, almost half of the passengers there.


As of July 2013, the fleet of Belle Air consisted of six aircraft:

  • 2 Airbus A319 -100
  • 2 Airbus A320 -200
  • 2 ATR 72-500