By the end of this year the Kukës district could have two dealerships in the transport sector. After the much discussed Milot-Morinë toll section, in fact, the international Shaikh Zayed airport will become operational, which will most likely also end up in the hands of private investors.
The competition announcement will be open to all companies, which will have to present their project plans in this regard, which will then be analyzed by the infrastructure ministry.
What are the main points of the announcement? Internal sources reported to the Albanian broadcaster Top Channel that the total investment will amount to approximately 6,8 million, which will have to be used for the extension and enlargement of the central building, for the construction of parking lots and warehouses, for the construction of a service area where the aircraft they can refuel and purchase airport equipment.
All the companies involved in the airport concession have been interested in detail about the travels and movements of the inhabitants of the northern part of Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro; focusing mainly on the emigrants who come from these countries.
The airport will operate with the aim of being an airport for low-cost carriers, above all because its infrastructure, its simplicity and its technology are perfectly adapted to the business model of low-cost airlines.
Once renewed, the new airport will be operational day and night, so it will also be necessary to install lighting systems along the runway. As mentioned, the central terminal building will also be expanded and will go from the current 600 square-meters to around 3600.
Kukes airport was initially terminated in the 2005, but until now the wheels of no aircraft have touched its runways. The green light finally arrived two years ago, in the 2016, when the government modified the concession contract with the company that manages the Rinas international airport. The old agreement, in fact, provided that there were no other international flights to Albania outside the Rinas airport.
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