The small Balkan state of Albania, which has been without a national airline for seven years—has launched Air Albania. The new airline operates a single Airbus A319, but reportedly plans to acquire two A320s in the future. The former national carrier, Albanian Airlines, ceased operating in 2011 and the privately owned Belle Air closed down three years later. The small southern European nation has had a succession of short-lived national carriers since the country emerged from a ...

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