Georgian airports served over 2.7 million passengers for Jan – Aug 2017

The Georgian airports served over 2.7 million people on regular and non-scheduled flights in January-August 2017. This figure is by 47.9% more than the same one for last year, the Civil Aviation Agency of Georgia reported. Passenger traffic has increased in all three international airports in Georgia for Jan – Aug 2017.

The Tbilisi International Airport named after Shota Rustaveli, which is located on the outskirts of the capital city, served over three million passengers in January-August, which is by 42.78% more than in January-August 2016. The Batumi International Airport, which is in two kilometers from the city, served about 342.2 thousand passengers in January-August and the increase over the same period last year amounted to 66.36%.

The Kutaisi International Airport named after David Agmashenebeli, which is located in 14 kilometers to the west of the city center, served 282.9 thousand passengers – an increase by 82.59%. According to the Agency, passenger traffic in small airports in Georgia, which are used for domestic air traffic only, has increased for eight months of this year as well.

The Civil Aviation Agency of Georgia also cites data on small local airports of the country. The airport named after Tsarina Tamara in Mestia has taken over 4.9 thousand passengers for January-August – an increase by 98.03%. the airport named Ambrolauri in the high mountain Racha area was opened in mid-January 2017 and served up to 1.2 thousand passengers by the end of August, according to the Novosti-Georgia News Agency.

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