30 JANUARY 2012


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Article from BTNews 30 JANUARY 2012

Fly Georgia

A new full service carrier, privately-owned and controlled, connecting the Georgian capital Tbilisi to a number of destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Central and South Asia, is to be launched later this year.  The airline plans to take advantage of growing business and leisure traffic to the former Soviet state and help support the country’s economic development.  It will compete with Georgian Airways whose network covers nine international destinations, and which will be the main competitor to the start-up in the local market.

The Georgian market is currently dominated by foreign airlines, with Turkish Airlines (THY) holding the largest share of capacity (22.4%) from the country.  The carrier offers more than 100 weekly departures linking Tbilisi with Istanbul and the country’s second city Batumi with Ankara and Istanbul.  Ukrainian carrier Aerosvit Airlines is the second largest operator from Georgia with flights between Tbilisi and Dontesk, Kiev and Odessa.

United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based consultancy TASC Aviation is involved with the operation with more details being announced in the coming weeks. http://fly-georgia.com www.tasc.aero

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