Aviation market is getting ready for the price increase by spring.
Excise tax increase is added by the grown airport fee – 22 + 2 = $ 24, which is directly reflected on the ticket cost. The burden is more increased to the local based companies, as they take the fuel locally.
According to Givi Davitashvili, director of Georgian Airways (Airzena), increase of airport fee is related to the investments made by TAV Georgia, operator of Tbilisi and Batumi Airports, in the construction of aerodromes and + $ 2 will mechanically increase ticket price.
Levan Elizbarashvili, representative of Pegasus Airlines declares that fuel expenditure and increased airport fee will increase travel cost automatically, but service fee of each airport, including airport fee is regulated with TAV and differs from one another.
According to Levan Elizbarashvili, the conditions are agreed with the head office of Pegasus and he does not know, if the current contract will be reviewed.
As of him, several air companies, including Pegasus are applying discount coefficient, which is set in line of the traffic. TAV is growing airport fee from March.