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Government is Considering Development of Batumi Airport with TAV

Government is Considering Development of Batumi Airport with TAV

The government wants to expand Batumi Airport for uninterrupted services of increased passenger flow.

The First Vice-Prime Minister confirmed negotiations with the airport manager TAV Holding.

“Last year was very profitable for Batumi International Airport. At this stage, the Government works with the Operator Company on the short and long term plans of infrastructure development  in order to stratify the increased demand”, – Kumsishvili said for Kviris Palitra.

It should be noted that the growth trend started last year will continue in January. Batumi International Airport served 10,504 passengers in the first month of the year, 110% more than in January, 2016. Last year, nearly 0.5 million passengers enjoyed the coastal city airport.

Tbilisi Airport has already expanded in response to the increased flights. The second flight terminal was added to it.

“Our goal is to turn Tbilisi Airport into a regional hub for international aviators”, – said Kumsishvili.

Expansion works are being carried out in Kutaisi, where the terminal will be increased three times by the beginning of 2019.