HEMUS AIR CELEBRATES A JUBILEE IN TIRANA
Hemus Air celebrated in Tirana a splendid 10th anniversary since the airline launched international services. The choice of Albania's capital city to host the festivities was not accidental. Tirana was the destination of Hemus Air's first international flight on October 2, 1991. The jubilee of the second Bulgarian national air-carrier was attended by the Bulgarian diplomatic mission in Albania, headed by our Ambassador in Tirana H.E. Boni Bonev, the chief of the Civil Aviation Administration with the Minsitry of Transport Zahari Alexiev and his Albania counterpart, the Chief Secretary pf Albania's Embassy in Sofia H.E. Spasse, managers of the two Alabian air companies Ada Air and Albanian Airlines, and by the Director of Rinas Airport Vangel Nikola.Hemus Air's operation in Albania is of a key importance not only to the airline, but to Albanians as well. The Bulgarian air-carrier is the founder of civial aviation in Albania, as the two Albanian air companies - Ada Air and Albanian Airlines - fly the aircraft leased from Hemus Air and their crews mandatorily undergo training courses at the centres of the Bulgarian company. According to Dimitar Pavlov, CEO of Hemus Air, the aviation market in Albania is developing very rapidly. The number of passangers is expected to reach 500,000 this year. Hemus Air's image in the country is increasing, too. Eleven of the average 24 daily flights are by the aircraft leased by the two Albanian airlines from Hemus Air.Hemus Air offers regular services to Bratislava, Bucarest, Oslo, Leipzig, and Skopje. An internmational airline between Sofia and Pristina with three weekly flights is to be launched on October 28.