Tirana - Lapraka

Back to Country
ICAO Code /
Last Validated 03-2017
City Tirana
Position 41°19'49"N 019°47'43"E
Runway(s) HEL
Elevation 296 ft


Lapraka or Laprakë, once known as Tirana Aerodrome, is the former airport of Albania's capital. It used to house an air force regiment with Y-5s, operating from the old runway, and later, from the grass runway. Currently, Lapraka only houses the helicopters of the Albanian government.


North of the old runway, which is currently in use as a road, the former grass runway could be found. The helispot is the only operational part of the airfield still recognizable as such and is located to the south east side.

Getting There

The helispot is located in the north western part of Tirana. From the town center, take the Rruga Durresi towards Durres. Exactly 2kms from the main square in Tirana, take a left turn, this road will bring you to the former runway, which is turned into a road. The helispot can be found on your left.

Around the Airport

1Former runway

The road on the former runway leads past the helispot. From here views of the helicopters are very close. If you are lucky, you might get a glimpse of the helicopters in the hangar as well.

An Alouette III is towed out of the hangar, spot1. Frank Noort.

Other Airfields

Tirana - Heliport (Farka)  
Tirana - Lapraka
Tirana - Rinas Intl (Mother Theresa)  

Send Updates

Do you have updates? Or is something not listed correctly? Please let us know!
You can help us and other spotters with your information.

Subscribe to Scramble

As a member you get access to all our
premium content and benefits learn more


Follow us and keep in touch