17 Feb 2016 - 12:22
Kutaisi International Airport is continuing to expand its services by offering new affordable flights to seven European destinations.
Tickets went on sale today for flights from Kutaisi in central Georgia to Berlin, Munich and Dortmund in Germany, Milan in Italy, Salonika (otherwise called Thessaloniki) in Greece, Larnaca in Cyprus and Bulgaria’s capital Sofia.
From Kutaisi to these seven European cities, passengers can expect to pay about €40.
Cheap deals were available today when the tickets went on sale however the flights will be launched in September 2016.
The flights will be carried out by Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air, which opened its 24th base at Kutaisi International Airport today.
Wizz Air’s new destinations from Georgia are:
Chief Corporate Officer of Wizz Air Owain Jonessaid opening a base in Kutaisi and adding new routes would contribute to developing Georgia’s economy as well as bringing benefits to the airline company itself.
We understand the need of affordable flights and how important it is for well-being of the regional economy. Opening a base at Kutaisi International Airport and adding new destinations underlines our loyalty towards the Georgian people,” he said.
Georgia’s Economy Minister Dimitry Kumsishvili said Wizz Air was helping Georgia to develop its tourism.
Opening a base at Kutaisi International Airport was a result of hard and long-term work between Georgian and the Wizz Air authorities. It will create additional jobs and allow Georgian citizens to travel to Europe very cheap,” Kumsishvili said.
Meanwhile, Georgia's Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said Georgia was strengthening transport connections with Europe.
It is a great news to hear that Wizz Air established its base in Kutaisi and seven additional routes to Europe will be offered to us. Respective is important due to the fact that two airplanes will be permanently attached to Kutaisi base. 200 additional workplaces will be created in Kutaisi and Tbilisi and the links with Europe will be further strengthened," said Kvirikashvili.
Alongside with a comprehensive infrastructural plan that will be presented soon, this will enable us to maintain transport connections with Europe. This is a perfect opportunity for developing business, tourism and strengthening transport connections with Europe," he added.
Wizz Air started flying to Kutaisi International Airport in 2012. Currently the airline carried out flights in 11 directions from Georgia’s regional airport.