New Airport Terminal Opened in Ambrolauri, Racha

Racha, a mountainous region in north-west Georgia, now has its own airport. Officially opened on January 14, the first passenger to fly into the new terminal in Ambrolauri was Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili. The Ambrolauri runway was first opened in October last year.

Ambrolauri airport is set to receive twice-weekly flights on its 30-meter runway strip, which has the capacity to accommodate the L 410 aircraft with 15 to 20 seats. The terminal itself can accommodate up to 50 passengers with the possibility of future expansion.

The construction and opening of the airport terminal in Racha is expected to bring new life and possibilities to the Racha - Lechkhumi region, as a part of the government’s Four Point Plan which entails infrastructure, local business, and tourism development throughout the country. The government’s Four Point Plan also aims at supporting the growth of family-type guesthouses and hotels, while a micro grants program is available to assist small- scale entrepreneurs to successfully run their family-owned farms.

Built according to international standards, the new airport in Ambrolauri is expected to encourage more tourists to visit the region, thus creating additional employment opportunities and sources of income for the locals.

Nino Gugunishvili

16 January 2017 17:34