WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                         Date of Report: January 8, 2004
                        (Date of earliest event reported)

                           ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

         Delaware                    0-16214                14-0462060
(State or other jurisdiction       (Commission           (IRS employer
of incorporation)                  file number)          identification no.)

                      1373 Broadway, Albany, New York 12204
                                 (518) 445-2200
 (Address and telephone number of the registrant's principal executive offices)

Item 5. Other Events and Required FD Disclosure

On January 8, 2004, Albany International Corp. issued a news release announcing
that it had entered into a new revolving credit facility. A copy of the new
credit facility agreement is being filed with this report as Exhibit 10(i).


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                            ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.

                                            By: /s/ Michael C. Nahl
                                            Name: Michael C. Nahl
                                            Title: Senior Vice President and
                                                   Chief  Financial Officer

Date: January 22, 2004

                                Index to Exhibits

Exhibit Number    Description of Document
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10(i)             Five-Year Revolving Credit Facility Agreement dated as of
                  January 8, 2004 among Albany International Corp., the
                  Borrowing Subsidiaries, the Lenders Party thereto and JPMorgan
                  Chase Bank as Administrative Agent.