Ryanair officially enters Georgian civil aviation market

The official ceremony of the entry of the Irish low-cost airline named Ryanair to the Georgian civil aviation market took place at Tbilisi’s Shota Rustaveli International Airport on Friday, according to the Georgian Airports Association.

On the evening of November 8, the Ryanair plane, arriving in Tbilisi from the Milan’s Bergamo airport, was greeted with a water salute.

168 passengers were welcomed by the Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia, the Director of the Georgian Airports Association, the leadership of TAV Georgia, the director of the Civil Aviation Agency and the CEO of the National Tourism Administration.

Ryanair will operate Milan – Tbilisi – Milan flights four times a week on its Boeing 737 aircraft – on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

The airline completed its first flight on this air route on November 6, carrying 353 passengers (183 from Tbilisi to Milan and 170 from Milan to Tbilisi).

Since November 7, Ryanair aircraft also fly en route Marseille – Kutaisi – Marseille with a frequency of twice a week – on Thursdays and Sundays.

Starting November 9, another destination becomes available at Kutaisi Airport – Bologna, Italy. From April 2020, Ryanair will add flights from Tbilisi to Cologne, Germany, to be operated twice a week.

The Ministry of Economy of Georgia and the Georgian Airports Association have been negotiating with Ryanair for almost 10 years. On August 21, 2019, the parties signed a cooperation agreement.

Ryanair Airlines, Ireland, is the largest low cost airline in Europe. Its main office is in Swords, County Dublin. It was founded in 1984 by Irish millionaires Tony Ryan, Chris Ryan and Liam Lonergan.

Ryanair serves over 1,600 destinations between 180 airports in 28 European countries and Morocco, making more than 1,600 flights per day. The main airport hub for this airline is in London and it is named Stansted.

Source – http://bizzone.info/

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