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Irelandís low-cost airline Ryanair to enter Georgia soon

By Gvantsa Gabekhadze
Friday, May 17
Giorgi Chogovadze, director of the United Airports of Georgia, says that the agreement with low-cost Irish airline Ryanair will be signed in the coming months.

He says that the talks concern the flights from Kutaisi as well as from Tbilisi International Airport, both in the eastern and western Georgia.

The negotiations regarding the issue started in 2016 when former Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said that Ryanair could be the next airline to enter Georgia, offering affordable flights to Ireland and the rest of Europe.

Ryanairís Chief Commercial Officer David O'Brien met with Georgiaís Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Minister of Economy Dimitri Kumsishvili at that time and spoke of his interest in launching flights from Kutaisi International Airport in western Georgia.

Ryanair was founded in 1984 and started operating in 1985.

Currently, its fleet includes Boeing 737-700 and Boeing 737-800 airplanes. Last year the company provided services to more than 90 million travelers.

The airline has 72 bases and is operating in 191 airports worldwide.