Wizzair, a low-cost airline of Central and Eastern Europe, has announced about adding new flights from Kutaisi International Airport. Namely, the airline will perform two flights from Kutaisi to Athens, Greece, Thursdays and Sundays.
The company has already bought a 1 hectare land plot near the airport territory, where the hotel with 100 suits will be built. The complex will have a parking zone for 200 vehicles.
The hotel will be connected with the airport and will provide information about flights and registrations for potential passengers.
Currently, the airport passengers have to arrive in Kutaisi, Tskaltubo and Samtredia to stay at hotels, the businessman noted.
The businessman plans to build another hotel with 25 suites in Vani. The facility will serve the high segment. The project’s investment value is 400 000 USD.
The second hotel construction works will start by the end of 2017.
Kutaisi International Airport (named after David Agmashenebeli) will get its own railway station – the railway will connect the air harbor with the central city railway station.
The construction of a three-kilometer stretch of railroad tracks has already been started, the completion of works and commissioning are planned for April 2018. According to preliminary estimates, the cost of the project will be about two million dollars.
According to local authorities, this municipal project will be a big step in optimizing the functioning of the airport and will make the transport infrastructure of Kutaisi more convenient for residents and visitors of the city. In particular, passengers will be able to get to the airport of David Agmashenebeli by train from any corner of Georgia, direct railway communication will connect the terminal with all popular mountain and sea resorts.
It should be noted that already now the international airport of Kutaisi accepts flights of many low-cost airlines, and after the introduction of visa-free regime with the EU due to its convenient location the airport has every chance to become a major air hub.
Bejan Tsikadze says that guests at the hotel will receive an airport service, more specifically; they will have information about flights schedule at the flights board.
“The hotel will serve tourists and guests. Kutaisi Airport has 11 directions now but they are going to add even more flights. There is no hotel close to the airport, where plane crew can rest,so they usually go to Kutaisi or Tkaltubo” – says Tsikadze.
Currently, they are working on the hotel project. Cafe bars will be located inside the hotel. Tsikadze conducts negotiations with the airport.
According to information of LLC Georgian Airports Association, a body under Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, flights will be performed starting June 18. Two flights will be performed a week, Thursdays and Sundays. All flights will be performed by Airbus A320 (180 seats) and Airbus A321 (230 seats) airplanes.
Passengers are able to buy air tickets on the airline website – www.wizzair.com. Prices start from 105.99 GEL/£34.99.
The low-cost flights will foster enhancement of tourism, commerce and business relations between Georgia and Great Britain. This is an excellent mechanism for tourism and business passengers.
“Based on our interests in the region, we will continue useful cooperation with Kutaisi International Airport and in the future we will offer more interesting opportunities to Georgian passengers”, Wizz Air communications manager Sorina Ratsi said.
WizzAir permanently enlarges network of flights and offers 12 low-cost destinations in 9 countries to Georgian customers. In September 2016 the airline took a significant step for making investments and creating new job places.
It should be noted in 2016 WizzAir transported 168 000 passengers and recorded an annual 35% upturn. As a result, 126 new job places were created on domestic market.
დაჯავშნეთ იაფი აივაბილეთები Kiev -დან Kutaisi -ში საუკეთესო ფასად. Fly.ge-ზე გთავაზობთ ისეთი იაფი ავიაკომპანიის ბილეთებს როგორიცაა Wizzair და Ryanair. ასევე ტრადიციული ავიაკომპანიების ბილეთებს. პირდაპირი რეისების ცხრილში მოცემულია ინფორმაცია იაფი რეისების შესახებ Kiev -დან Kutaisi -ში. ავიაკომპანიის მიერ მოცემული განრიგი გაგიადვილებთ მგზავრობის დაგეგმვას და დაგეხმარებათ ყველაზე იაფი ავიაბილეთის მოძიებაში Kiev -დან Kutaisi -ში. იაფი ავიაბილეთის შერჩევისას Fly.ge გირჩევთ ყურადღება მიაქციოთ ავიარეისების ისეთი იაფი ავიაკომპანიების განრიგს როგორიცაა Ryanair და Wizzair. ცნობილია, რომ იაფი ავიაკომპანიები ყველზე იაფ ფრენებს ახორციელებენ სამუშაო დღეებში. ამიტომ იაფი ავიაბილეთების ძიებისას მნიშვნელოვანია ორიენტირება გაკეთდეს რეისებზე, რომლებიც კვირის დასაწყისში ან ბოლოში ხორციელდება. ყველაზე იაფად ავიაბილეთის შეძენისათვის რეკომენდირებულია მისი შეძენა ფრენამდე 6-8 კვირით ადრე.
თბილისიდან ქუთაისის დავით აღმაშენებლის სახელობის აეროპორტის მიმართულებით, შესაძლოა, მატარებელი დაინიშნოს, რომელიც პირდაპირ რეისებს რეგულარულად შეასრულებს.
“საქართველოს რკინისგზის” საზოგადოებასთან ურთიერთობის სამსახურის უფროსის, დაცი ცაგურიას თქმით, პირველ ეტაპზე პროექტის მომგებიანობა და ეფექტურობა უნდა დადგინდეს, რის შემდეგაც გადაწყდება მისი მშენებლობა.
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.
Additional infrastructure construction work will be done at Kutaisi International Airport, Georgia, to serve the increased air passenger flow, George Kvirikashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, said at today’s meeting of the Georgian Government.
According to him, seven more flights to Europe will be additionally carried out from the Kutaisi International Airport.
The Prime Minister hopes that the final decision will be made this year, as regards visa-free travels, and these two events altogether will make it possible to fly from Kutaisi to Europe at affordable prices, a this totally includes 11 destinations.
Moreover, it became known today there are plans to complete construction of the airfield in Ambrolauri, Georgia, by the end of 2016.
At the same time, the Government will announce a simplified procurement for rapid implementation of measures for the construction, equipment and commissioning of the airport handling.
According to the Prime Minister of Georgia, the construction of the airfield in Ambrolauri is very important both in order to secure the inhabitants of the region and to develop the tourism sector.
“This will give a significant impetus to develop the tourism sector in Racha in general. I think, by the end of the year, we will finish building the airfield to bring it to the working condition, and the runway will be completed, possibly, it will be possible to bring the terminal building to the state so that it would be possible to take passengers”, the Georgian Prime Minister said.
Kutaisi International Airport will soon become the first airport in the region to have a low-cost airline based there.
A spokesperson from Kutaisi International Airport told Agenda.ge Hungarian budget airline Wizz Air will open its 24th base at Kutaisi International Airport later this year.
The spokesperson said opening a Wizz Air base at Georgia’s second largest airport would increase passengers flow into and out of the country. The base will also contribute to new flight directions.
This will be Wizz Air’s first base in the Caucasus region.
The United Airports of Georgia and Wizz Air have already reached an agreement where the Hungarian airline will always have one airplane at Kutaisi International Airport.
On February 19, Wizz Air director general Joseph Varadi will visit Kutaisi and present detailed information about the new base and future operations of the airline.
Wizz Air started flying to Kutaisi International Airport in 2012.