Three new airlines will enter the Georgian air market in June 2018.
Three New Airlines to Enter Georgia's Air Market
By Keti Donadze
Thursday, May 31
The Georgian Civil Aviation Agency granted permission to Flynas to launch regular flights in Georgia.
Oman’s first budget carrier SalamAir is adding two new destinations, with flights to Georgia and Azerbaijan.
Voyager company director Mariam Kvrivishvili noted that the negotiations have been taking place for many years with airline companies.
“Growing passenger turnover has raised the interest of these companies. The annual growth pace is about 35% and this is huge indicator. It is important that tourist inflow grows from Gulf countries, and this is an interesting tendency for airlines. Moreover, governmental support in the negotiating process has also encouraged them. The Ministry of Economy and National Tourism Agency were involved in this process,” Kvrivishvili said.
Voyager Company represents FlyDubai, Flynas, Gulf Air and many more companies in Georgia. Jazeera Airlines recently appointed Voyager as their general sales agent for Georgia as their partner to promote and sell flights to the Georgian travel trade.
‘It is perfect time for Salam Air to fly to Tbilisi and Baku. Our aim is to provide guests with better chance and flexibility to create their personal journey,” said Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir to Arabian Business.
He also stressed that there is great potential for these two new destinations and that they are confident that with affordable and direct flights, guests will be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of Tbilisi and Baku.
Head of the Georgian National Tourism Administration, Giorgi Chogovadze noted that developing relations and cooperation with GCC region is among top priorities.
“We are delighted to welcome Jazeera Airways to the Georgian Market. The GCC region is among our top priority markets and it is the fastest growing market for inbound tourism. Our team will closely collaborate with Jazeera Airways on joint marketing campaigns to further promote Georgian in Kuwait and rest of the GCC region,” said Chogovadze.
SalamAir will be operating flights to Georgia’s capital city every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The SalamAir network includes 14 destinations: Muscat, Salalah, Shar, Duba, Doha, Jeddah, Taif, Madrah, Karachi, Multan,Sialkot, Shiraz, also Tbilisi and Baku.