More flights benefit Batumi this summer

A particular rise of charter flights from the Black Sea resort town to Batumi is expected. Photo by GoBatumi., 16 May 2014 - 13:33, Tbilisi,Georgia

The number of flights to and from Batumi International Airport is increasing as the summer season approaches.

The Department of Tourism and Resorts are expecting a particular rise in the number of charter flights from the Black Sea resort town.

Batumi is located on the Black Sea coast and is the capital of Adjara, an autonomous republic in southwest Georgia. The area is particularly popular for tourists in summer, and local tourism agencies are preparing for an influx of tourists from around the globe this summer season.

Georgian Airways currently fly twice a week from Batumi to Moscow, while during summer, Siberian Airlines typically add an additionally flight per week, also to Moscow.

Domestically, during the summer months flights between Batumi and Tbilisi will take off four times a week.

Within this time regular flights will operate daily by Turkish Airlines.

The national carrier of Belarus, Belavia Airlines, will increase its flights from the Belarus capital Minsk to Batumi from twice a week to four times.

Following on from increased flights, the Adjara region are expecting more tourists this year.

From the end of May until the end of October, flights between the Israeli city Tel Aviv and Batumi will operate twice a week and bring approximately 260 Israeli tourists to the country each week.

The number of charter flights from Poland was also set to increase. From June 7, three charter flights will be launched from Warsaw to Batumi.

In addition, from June 14 a new route will be added in the direction of Katowice-Poznan-Batumi.

These routes were confirmed following an advertising campaign promoting the Adjara region in Poland.

More flights were also expected from Ukraine. Ukrainian International Airlines will fly to Batumi four times a week from June and six times per week between Kiev and Batumi during the busy season.