President opens Kutaisi International Airport

A major hindrance to the development of high-value horticulture exports from western Georgia is the limited availabity of air freight capacity from Batumi Airport. Most flights from Batumi are oriented towards Ukraine; only one service to the Persian Gulf is available, to Kuwait City. Hopefully Kutaisi will offer airfreight routes to Dubai and Qatar, which will provide new markets for high value cut flowers, citrus and fresh herbs.

27.09.12 11:25

Kutaisi International Airport has been officially opened today -a Hungarian air company Wizz Air will make first flight Kiev-Kutaisi to Davit Aghmashenebeli International Airport.

Low-budget flight will be made twice a week, but it is expected to grow the number of flights soon.

Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili opened the renovated airport and viewed it together with Prime Minister of Hungary, who pays official visit to Georgia.

The first apssenger of the Kiev-Kutaisi flight was the Minister of Sustainable Development and Economics, Vera Kobalia, who was in Ukraine on an official visit. She talked with foreign tourists on board.

Kutaisi-Kiev flight took the Free Theatre troupe to Kiev on tour.

via President opens Kutaisi International Airport.

via President opens Kutaisi International Airport.

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3 Responses to President opens Kutaisi International Airport

  1. გამოხმაურება: The ISET Economist » Aviation and Agriculture

  2. გამოხმაურება: The ISET Economist » The “Wizz Air Effect” or how Georgia Became Part of the Global Economy

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