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January-July 2017: Georgian airports serve 48.37% more passengers

Wednesday, August 9
Passenger numbers at Georgia’s three international airports are on the rise, show the latest statistics from the Georgian Civil Aviation Agency.

So far this year, 2,129,121 passengers took regular or charter flights from Georgia’s three main airports: Tbilisi ShotaRustaveli International Airport, Batumi International Airport and Kutaisi David Aghmashenebeli International Airport.

In the first seven months of 2017 the number of passengers using airports in Georgia increased by 48.37 percentyear-on-year (y/y).

Tbilisi International Airport alone served 1,658,366 passengers between January-July, which was a 43.62 percent increase y/y.

Kutaisi International Airport served 232,775 passengers this year – a 86.48 percent increase, while Batumi International Airport served 233,992 passengers on regular or charter flights, which was a 52.32 percent increase y/y.

Georgia’s rural airports also saw an increase in passengers’ numbers this year.

Queen Tamar Airport in Mestia, Svaneti region, served 3,988 passengers, which was a 122.92 percent increase y/y.

Meanwhile, the Ambrolauri airport in Georgia’s Racha region served passengers for the first time this year and served 802 passengers.

In the first seven months of 2017, air transportation of goods also displayed a 32.47 percent rise. (