BGCC, UK Embassy of Georgia Celebrate Georgian Airways Direct Flight

On July 4, the Embassy of Georgia in the UK, Georgian Airways and British Georgian Chamber of Commerce celebrated the new direct flights from Tbilisi to London.

Ambassador of Georgia to the UK, Tamar Beruchashvili, and the representatives of Georgian Airways addressed the audience gathered at the reception.

“The launching of direct flights between Georgia and the UK is among the most important achievements in Georgian-British relations during the last several years,” said H.E. Ambassador Tamar Beruchashvili. “Georgia’s aspiration to become an economic and cultural hub, as well as a major touristic destination in the region, opens up excellent opportunities to the British people. It’s also a wonderful chance for more Georgians to visit the world’s greatest and most visited tourist destination,” she said, adding her hope that the direct flights will attract more Britons to explore Georgia and will serve as an important incentive for further promotion of people-to-people contacts and British-Georgian trade and business links.

“Georgian Airways decided to start direct flights from Tbilisi to London Gatwick on May 20,” said Eteri Gaiashvili, Head of Business Development at Georgian Airways. “It is the first historical connection between those two countries by a Georgian Air carrier, marking another big step towards more engagement in tourism, economy and diplomacy. Our passengers will have the possibility to travel three times a week and also to connect further to other destinations such as Armenia, Ireland, and more. We hope to grow with Great Britain and foster the relations between us!”

The first Ambassador of the UK to Georgia, Stephen Nash, and the first Ambassador of Georgia to the UK, Temur Mamatsashvili, also attended the celebration.

The reception was held in the Embassy with representatives from the UK media (BBC, Independent, The Guardian) and Tourist Agencies and Business representatives. The significance of the launch year was highlighted- it being 25 years of restoration of diplomatic relations with Great Britain and the 10-year anniversary of the British Georgian Chamber of Commerce.

A cake with a small replica Georgian Airways plane was one of the highlights of the evening.

Katie Ruth Davies

06 July 2017 18:59