Three Airlines Increase Summer Flights to Georgia

Bravo Airways and Fly Dubai have decided to increase the geography and frequency of flights to Georgia to reflect the upcoming summer season, the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia stated on its website. In addition, Georgian Airways will also launch regular flights to Iraq from May 22.

Ukrainian Bravo Airways is to start operating charter flights on the route Kiev-Batumi-Kiev once a week from June 19 to September 18. The direction will be open only for the tourist season.

Fly Dubai Airlines is increasing the frequency of its flights on the route Dubai-Tbilisi-Dubai. The airline will operate flights on this route 14 times a week, instead of the current seven, from July 8. The number of flights will be reduced to ten times a week from September 30.

The Ministry of Economy believes that the increasing number of passengers carried by regular and irregular flights is directly linked with the development of tourism in Georgia. 611.3 thousand people came to Georgia by plane from January-April 2016, 19.5 percent more than in the same period in 2015.

Today the majority of Georgia’s visitors are arriving from Turkey, Azerbaijan and Armenia. Since the beginning of 2016, around 1.6 million foreigners have visited the country, 15 percent more compared to January-April last year.

Eka Karsaulidze

16 May 2016 19:38