12.Nov .2019 13:53

Georgian airports served 4,555,673 Passengers in 10 Months, Growth is 4%

Georgian airports served 4,555,673 Passengers in 10 Months, Growth is 4%
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According to United Airports of Georgia at the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, Georgian Airports served 4,555,673 passengers as of 10 months of 2019, the figure is 4% higher comparing to the same period of the previous year (2018 4,362,002 passengers).

As of October, passenger traffic growth was observed at all international and local airports except Tbilisi.
 
Tbilisi International Airport served 284,442 passengers in October, which is -15% less than the same period of the last year (2018 - 335094 passengers). Shota Rustaveli Airport has a -1% decrease in passenger traffic within a 10-month period. The airport served 3,255,965 passengers in January-October (3,286,344 passengers in 2018).

Passenger traffic at Kutaisi International Airport increased by 44% in October, 2019 and amounted to 89,232 passengers (62,000 passengers in 2018). As of 10 months, Kutaisi International Airport served 719,324 passengers in January-October, which is 40% more than the same period of the last year (2018 - 512,386 passengers).

According to United Airports of Georgia, 47,536 passengers took advantage of Batumi Alexander Kartveli Airport in October, 2019. The rate is 13% more comparing to the same period of the last year (2018 - 41,980 passengers). As for the 10-month data, passengers traffic increased by 3% year-on-year at Batumi International Airport, totaling to 571,629 (2018 - 555,693 passengers).

According to United Airports of Georgia, Tbilisi Airport expected a growth of 12% within 10 months, while Batumi Airport -15%.

“The only international airport where expectations and indexes coincide each other is - Kutaisi International Airport, because this airport has not been actually affected by Russian flight ban. Only Ural Airlines performed flights from Kutaisi to Moscow before July 8, 2019,” the released report reads.