A holiday hotspot that’s growing in popularity for cheap deals and beautiful beaches is now becoming much more accessible to Brits.
A new airport is being built there – and it could be linked by air to the UK.
Vlora in Albania is part of the Albanian Riviera which is being visited in droves by Britons this year.
Currently they have to fly to the city of Tirana and then drive for hours to get to the seaside resort.
However, the opening of Vlora International Airport is scheduled for April 2024much easier.
The £90m airport will have a two-mile runway and will be able to handle up to two million passengers a year.
Although it has not yet been confirmed which routes will operate from the airport, Ryanair recently announced 17 new routes from the UK to Tirana.
Low-cost airlines could follow suit when Vlore airport opensYear.
Due to its proximity to the protected Narta Lagoon, home to thousands of species, there was some resistance after construction.
However, locals hope this will help boost tourism in the area.
Adriatik Sela, who lives in the nearby village of Akerni, told the story local media He hopes the company will help create more .
And the Tourism Ministry said it chose the area because a military airstrip was built there back in the 1920s.
The Albanian Riviera has enjoyed growing popularity ever sincewith Brits wanting a cheap beach holiday.
Not only are flights only a few hours from the UK, beer is £1.10 andStart at £20.
And some have even compared it to the Maldives, where there are day villas over the water for as little as £8.
A new UK airport could also reopen for the first time in a decade.
Plymouth Airport had to close in 2011 – but is hoping for a resumption of passenger flights.
And Manston Airport in the UK is hoping to be able to offer scheduled passenger services for the first time in almost 20 years.