Kazakhstan’s Aviasta begins flying to Batumi

Georgia has conducted negotiations with low-cost carriers Ryanair, EasyJet and Air Berlin. Photo by N. Alavidze / Agenda.ge
Agenda.ge, 21 Jul 2015 - 12:51, Tbilisi,Georgia

New flights are being introduced to better connect Georgia’s seaside resort Batumi with Aktau, Kazakhstan’s main seaport on the Caspian Sea.

Aviasta, Kazakhstan’s airline company, will begin Astana-Batumi-Aktau flights from July 31, 2015 as part of a joint effort to develop bilateral relations in tourism and increase the number of visitors between the countries.

The Astana-Batumi-Aktau flights will be carried out two times per week. Passengers will be able to use Aviasta’s service until September, 2015.

The airline company has already got permission from Georgia’s Civil Aviation Agency, reported the Economy Ministry.

Kazakhstan was one of the most in-demand directions of Georgia’s tourism market.

The number of visitors travelling from Kazakhstan to Georgia steadily increased in previous years – 2014 figures were up 38 percent of the previous year, while 2013 data showed an increase of 40 percent on 2012.