Georgia’s three international airports served 3,258,382 passengers in the first nine months of 2017, which is a 49.35 percent increase year-on-year (y/y).
The number of passengers who took regular or charter flights in Georgia increased in all three main airports of the country: Tbilisi Shota Rustaveli International Airport, Batumi International Airport and Kutaisi David Aghmashenebeli International Airport.
More specifically, Tbilisi International Airport alone served 2,440,067 passengers between January-September, which was a 41.42 percent increase y/y.
Kutaisi International Airport served 383,996 passengers this year – a 110.31 percent increase, while Batumi International Airport served 428,314 passengers on regular or charter flights, which was a 58.31 percent increase y/y.
Georgia’s rural airports also saw an increase in passenger numbers this year.
Queen Tamar Airport in Mestia, Svaneti region, served 6,005 passengers, which was a 93.40 percent increase y/y.
Meanwhile, Ambrolauri airport in Georgia’s Racha region received passengers for the first time this year and served 1,517 passengers.
In the first nine months of 2017, the air transportation of goods also displayed a 18.91 percent rise.