Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines may give technical assistance to the Albanian government in setting up its own national carrier, Albania Prime Minister Edi Rama announced at a May 9 joint press conference in Tirana, Albania. Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Eksi confirmed to ATW there has been some discussion on the project, but “there is no board decision yet.” Prime Minister Rama was not able to give a deadline, but said he hoped flights under the new national carrier would start ...

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