Passenger traffic increased by 5.4% in the first three quarters of 2019 compared to the same period of last year, Georgian Civil Aviation Agency (GCAA) reports.
Georgian airports served 4,139,955 passengers in total in the first nine months of 2019.
The number of passengers is about 9-10% below forecast data for that period, due to the summer interruption of air traffic between Georgia and Russia.
Data from the last nine months of passenger flow through Georgian airports:
Georgian airports had 512 more flights than in the first three quarters of 2018.
There was a slight decrease in freight traffic.
The volume of cargo transported by air amounted to 18,507,686 tonnes, which is 2.01% less than the volume of cargo transported in the same period of the previous year.
The number of take offs and landings at Georgian Airports decreased by 13%, which is also the result of the termination of air services between Georgia and Russia, the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL) reports.
It is worth noting that the number of domestic flights increased by 12.6% compared to the same period of 2018.
The airlines that entered the Georgian aviation market during 2019 are:
AIR FRANCE, Air Malta, SmartLynx Airlines (charter flights), GetJet (charter flights), Onur Air (charter flights), Uzbekistan Airways and Aircompany Armenia.