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Four new airlines begin flights to Black Sea town Batumi, Georgia

Wednesday, March 9
Four new airlines will begin operations in Batumi International Airport, located on Georgia’s Black Sea coastline, to offer more flights and fresh routes for this summer.

Air Arabia from the United Arab Emirates, Scat Airlines from Kazakhstan, EL AL Israel Airlines from Israel and Dniproavia from Ukraine will carry passengers in and out of Batumi for the duration of summer 2016.

A spokesperson from TAV Georgia – the company that operates the Tbilisi, Batumi and Kutaisi international airports – told it was not still decided whether the airlines would continue operating flights once the summer aviation season had ended.

Additionally, the flight frequencies were not yet decided; however, more detailed information would be released later, said the spokesperson.

As of today, five airlines fly to Batumi International Airport. These are Airzena, Arkia, Yanair, Belavia and Turkish Airlines.

In recent years, tourism has grown in Georgia’s Adjara region, particularly so in the Black Sea coastal city of Batumi.

In July 2015, the number of tourists travelling to Adjara increased by 5.8 percent year-on-year (y/y), while between January and July 2015, the region experienced 4.3 percent growth y/y, showed statistics released by the Government of Georgia. (