Passenger Traffic at Georgian Airports up 23% in 2018

The number of passengers taking flights from Georgia’s three international airports increased by 23% in 2018 compared to 2017. The number of flights on offer increased by 17%.

Tbilisi Shota Rustaveli International Airport, Batumi International Airport and Kutaisi David Aghmashenebeli International Airport together served a total of 5,033,323 passengers.

The biggest increase was experienced by Kutaisi airport. 617,363 passengers took a flight from Kutaisi, a 52.37% increase compared to 2017. With 3,808,619 passengers, Tbilisi International Airport served the highest number of passengers and 20.37% more than in 2017. Batumi International Airport served 598,891 passengers – 20.83% more than the previous year.

Three airlines dominate the Georgian market. Wizz Air catered to 587,179 passengers (+12%), 559,749 (+11%) passengers flew with Turkish Airlines and Georgian Airways welcomed 550,831 passengers (+11%).

The increased passenger traffic at Georgian airports reflects the booming tourist industry in Georgia. More and more international visitors are visiting Georgia.


By Amy Jones

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11 January 2019 18:41