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Wizz Air Launches Four New Flights at Kutaisi International Airport

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06-Oct-2017 “Both, the Kutaisi Airport and the contract signed with Wizz Air are very successful projects since they brought even more tourists to Georgia,” – the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Giorgi Gakharia stated. The statement was made at the Government Administration, where the Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili and the Wizz Air Chief Commercial Officer George Michalopoulos     discussed the issues related to the new flights by the Wizz Air, the establishment of the second air base of the Wizz Air and the expansion of the terminal. The Head of the Georgian Airports Association of the Ministry of Economy, Keti Aleksidze also attended the meeting.

As it was announced, the Wizz Air will fly from Kutaisi to 16 directions of 11 European countries. Direct flights to Rome, Paris, Barcelona and Prague will start from May 2018.

The Wizz Air also doubles the number of flights to the most demanding destinations and the second A320 type aircraft will be on the permanent base in the Kutaisi Airport

Giorgi Gakharia noted that many innovations are expected in Kutaisi Airport this as well as the next year. One of the most important innovations is a new terminal whose construction is already beginning. In addition, the Kutaisi Airport will be connected to the railway line, which, according to Giorgi Gakharia, will make the travel from/to the Airport even more comfortable.

“The third news is that the Wizz Air will open new directions to Rome, Prague, Barcelona and Paris. The company will also increase the frequency of the most demanded flights,” – the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development stated.

According to Giorgi Gakharia, another Wizz Air aircraft base in the Kutaisi Airport will facilitate the next tourist season. “We should make the travel to Georgia even more comfortable and we should also take care of better services for our citizens,” – Giorgi Gakharia added.

The Head of the Georgian Airports Association of the Ministry of Economy, Keti Aleksidze also stressed on the importance to make the Kutaisi Airport busier and highlighted the 82% growth. According to Aleksidze, the recent growth was predetermined by the various positive factors.

“It should be noted that adding a new base means the company will invest about 100 millions. At the same time, the number of Georgian citizens employed by the company will be doubled and will reach about 72 people. The Airport staff will be increased as well,” – Keti Aleksidze said. She also stated that the Airport’s infrastructure capabilities will be increased three times in order to meet the increasing demand for its services.

Source: Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia