Pricing Policies and Conditions that Air Georgia Intends to Compete with Wizz Air
"If we are in the same conditions, the Georgian company will become more flexible and acceptable to Georgian passengers than our competitors," Hub Georgia founder Giorgi Kodua said at Palitranews.
There is talk of another low-cost airline appearing on the market, and Air Georgia is still in talks with the government.
According to Giorgi Kodua, in case of a positive answer, this will be the first Georgian airline to compete with Wizz Air. However, if the state does not put Air Georgia in conditions similar to Wizz Air, the company will continue flights from Tbilisi at normal prices.
According to Giorgi Kodua, in case of a flight from Kutaisi Airport, Air Georgia will offer passengers a one-way flight from 30 Euros and up to 10 kg of luggage free of charge.
"The state treats Wizz Air very well, it provided services at very low prices at Kutaisi airport. When we wrote a letter to the government about the market, in our case, there were other conditions with the Georgian company. There is talk that if Wizz Air does not pay any fees at Kutaisi Airport and has preferential, very low prices, and we will have to pay, I have a question, will it be healthy competition ?! Will we set the same prices ?! Of course not. The state has received this message from us, neither refused nor a positive response, but the negotiation process is underway. Our request is that if our service at Kutaisi Airport takes place on the same terms, we will set better prices than Wizz Air.
It will be, 30 euros, 50 euros, 60 euros, one direction. Also, we will try to be more flexible when it comes to luggage. You know, Wizz Air offers 5 kg, 7 kg and after that, a passenger needs to pay. We can raise this line and offer up to 10 kg for free to customers. We always try to be more competitive, flexible and more acceptable to passengers than other companies in terms of market economy. It is a competition, an open market, and it should not be here to interfere. Trust me, if we are in the same conditions, the Georgian company will become more flexible and acceptable to Georgian passengers than our competitors," said Giorgi Kodua.