Georgian airlines will be allowed to make regular flights to 7 Russian cities, while the Russian companies will operate flights to Tbilisi, Batumi and Kutaisi. According to the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, technical consultations between the aviation authorities of Georgia and the Russian Federation are over.
“As it is widely known, regular air traffic was unilaterally ceased with the Russian Federation in 2006 and the only flights between the two countries since 2010 were charter ones. Regular air traffic was resumed with the Russian Federation in 2014, but only between Tbilisi and Moscow.
In late 2014 and early 2015, after consultations between the aviation authorities of Georgia and the Russian Federation, an agreement on resumption of regular air traffic between the two countries was reached,”- says the Ministry.
Georgian airlines will be allowed to make flights to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Samara, Yekaterinburg, Sochi, Rostov and Minvod.
According to the Ministry, the flow of passengers flying between Russia and Georgia has grown by 49% from November 2014 to February 2015 compared to the same periods of the previous years.