Seven new flight destinations towards Europe will be additionally available from the Georgian Kutaisi International Airport named after David Agmashenebeli since September 2016, the Prime Minister of Georgia George Kvirikashvili said at a government meeting.
Additional infrastructure construction will be carried out to serve the increased air traffic at the airport in Kutaisi, the Georgian Prime Minister added.
“Since September 23rd, the Kutaisi International Airport will add seven flights to Europe. We currently have four European destinations fromKutaisi, and further there will be seven new ones, so it would be eleven destinations that actually gives us the opportunity to fly to Europe for reduced prices”, the Prime Minister stressed.
At the same time, he expressed his hope that this year, Georgiawill be able to receive a final decision on visa-free communication with the EU.
30 airlines operate in the Georgian air market nowadays, 29 of them are foreign and one is Georgian. Airports of Georgia handled about 1.1 million people for the H1 2016, as these passengers were carried on scheduled and non-scheduled flights by various airlines, which is by 21.3% more than an analogous indicator in 2015.
In particular, more than 95.4 thousand passengers benefited services provided by the Kutaisi International Airportfor the H1 2016, which is by 21% more, as compared to the same period last year.
The Kutaisi International Airportnamed after David Agmashenebeli is located in 14 kilometers to the west from the city center. This airport was officially opened on September 27, 2012, when Wizz Air, Ukraine, operated its first flight en route Kiev, Ukraine – Kutaisi, Georgia. The priority is to promote the involvement of low-cost air companies to the Georgian air market and create a competitive environment among both airlines and airports.