There are several flights to Tirana from the UK; British Airways is one of the airlines that frequently fly there. Flights to the Albanian capital, Tirana, land at the Tirana International Airport. This is the only airport in the country. The facility is located approximately 16km outside of the city centre. The airport has no shuttle service, but passengers can take an approximate 40 minute drive to the airport by car, taxi or bus. Taxis normally wait in front of the Flight Arrivals gate. Hourly bus services by Rinas Express connect the airport with Skanderbeg Square. A train station is currently under construction to facilitate transport to and from the airport. The airport provides services from 13 major flight facilities to 35 destinations all over the world. The primary airlines servicing this destination are Adria Airways, Air One, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Olympic Air, Livingston, and Pegasus Airlines.
Tirana is in every way the cultural heart of Albania. Thanks to its rich and diverse history spanning back to the 17th Century, this elegant city has numerous art galleries, museums, and monuments that mark its turbulent past. In fact, Tirana is largely adorned by old communist-era buildings which were renovated and brightly repainted to be a part of the city's rich urban renaissance. Tirana's focal point, Skanderbeg Square, is lined by imposing buildings, including the Clock Tower and the remarkable Ottoman Ethem Bey Mosque. Tirana has two major historic districts, Mujos and Pazari, which are divided by the Lana River. The streets of Barricadave and Luigj Gorakuqi are the most renowned for their souvenir shops which deal in silver, wood, and copper artefacts. Tirana is also famous, especially among music lovers, for the many Jazz and Folk music festivals it hosts every year.