Number of Flights Spike at Batumi Airport

BATUMI, Georgia – Batumi International Airport, located on Georgia’s Black Sea coast, has seen the amount of traffic both in and out of the airport skyrocket 34.9 per cent over the first five months of the year.

788 flights with 54,429 passengers passed through the airport from January-May, a 32.9 per cent year-on-year increase.

The Government of Adjaria Autonomous Republic said the airport would host seven new airlines including Scat Air, Skybus, El Al Israeli Airlines, Israir Airlines, Air Arabia, Bravo Airlines and Taban Air.

Batumi plans to increase the number of passengers travelling from Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Poland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Ukraine, Iran and the Russian Federation.

“We had eleven target countries, where we conducted active PR and marketing campaigns. As a result, today we can see that already two Kazakh airlines carried out flights from six major cities. We also added two new flights from Israel and for the first time have route from the United Arab Emirates,” said Mamuka Berdzenishvili, acting head of the Department of Tourism of Adjaria.

By Eka Karsaulidze

09 July 2016 05:35