Tirana International Airport Nene Tereza (IATA: TIA, ICAO: LATI) is Albania's only international airport. It is commonly known as Rinas International Airport, as it is located 6 NM (11 km; 6.9 mi) northwest of Tirana, in the village of
Rinas. In 2001, the airport was named after Mother Teresa. Tirana International Airport Nene Tereza was constructed in a period of two years, from 1955 to 1957.
After the fall of communism political and social changes caused an increase in the number of airlines operating in the airport. Notably its reconstruction, started in 2005 and terminated in 2008, made possible a relevant increase in
the processing capacity of the airport, which saw its number of passengers per year doubling from 2005 to 2010, when it reached 1.5M. The airport currently has a capacity to process 1.8M passengers per year and it is thought that such
capacity will suffice to handle the expected increase given the visa liberalization for the citizens of Albania in the Schengen Area, which started at the end of 2010.
This file has the right coordenates, with the apron and characteristics of the airport and buildings, also it is set to the correct altitud of 126 feet or 38 meters.
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