Unprecedented number of flights to the direction of Batumi8 July 2016
The unprecedented numbers of flights are planned in Batumi International Airport in summer of the current year. More than 300 flights from 22 directions will be performed to Batumi. The flights are mainly planned from Turkey, the United Emirates of Arabia, Poland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Belorussia, Ukraine, Irand and the Russian Federation. The flights from the mentioned countries will be performed by 7 new air companies together with the old ones from performing flights last year. Among them Scat Airlines, Skubus, El Al Israel Airlines, Israir Airlines, Air Arabia, Bravo Airlines, Taban Air from Tel Aviv, Sharjah, Tabriz, Tehran, Mashhad, Kuwait, 6 cities of Kazakhstan and Kiev.
According to the data of 5 months of 2016 (January – May) 788 flights have been performed in Batumi International Airport which is increased by 34, 9% compared with the same period of 2015 (January – May, 2015 – 584 flights). As to the number of the arrived passengers in Batumi International Airport during January – May, it consists of 54 429. It means that there is an increase by 32, 95% compared with the same period of 2015.
"The unprecedented number of flights to the direction of our region is motivated by lot of factors. It is a result of the joint works implemented by the Department of Tourism of Ajara, Tourism National Administration, Georgia Airports Association, Tav Georgia, Civil Aviation Agency and private sector. As to the Department of Tourism of Ajara, we are holding active PR and marketing campaigns in 11 target countries for attracting the tourists in our region. The results are especially evident at the example of Kazakhstan and Israel. If last year we had no flights from Kazakhstan, two new air companies are performing the flights form 6 large cities of Kazakhstan this year. Two new air companies were added from Israel and the flights from the United Emirates of Arabia are being performed first time this year” – stated the Acting Chairman of the Department of Tourism of Ajara, Mamuka Berdzenishvili.
In 2012 The Department of Tourism of Ajara was holding marketing campaigns within 3 target countries (Poland, Israel, and Turkey). Along the increase of target countries the number of flights to Batumi and incoming tourists are also increased.