New direct flights link Tbilisi and Kiev from December

The flights will be performed twice a week - on Fridays and Sundays. Photo by DART Ukrainian Airlines., 20 Nov 2016 - 12:54, Tbilisi,Georgia

New direct flights will link the two capital cities of Ukraine and Georgia from next month.

Today the Georgian Civil Aviation Agency announced DART Ukrainian Airlines will begin direct flights from Kiev to Tbilisi from December 23.

The flights will be performed twice a week - on Fridays and Sundays.

Meanwhile other Ukrainian air carriers such as Ukraine International Airlines and Yanair have already been performing flights to Georgia.

DART was one of several air carriers that recently agreed with the Georgian Civil Aviation Agency to begin regular flights into Tbilisi Shota Rustaveli International Airport.

The other two new airlines that agreed to being flights to Georgia's capital were Russian low-cost airline Pobeda and Turkmenistan’s flag carrier Turkmenistan Airlines.

Pobeda Airlines performed its first direct flight between Rostov-Tbilisi-Rostov on November 1. Alongside Aeroflot, S7 and Ural Airlines, Pobeda Airlines was the fourth Russian air carrier to fly into Tbilisi International Airport.

As for Turkmenistan Airlines, earlier the company postponed regular flights on the Ashgabat-Tbilisi-Ashgabat route due to "commercial reasons”.

Overall from November 2016 to March 2017 Georgian airports were scheduled to carry out 239 flights - 15 percent more compared to the same period of last year.