Georgia is negotiating with Czechia, Latvia and other countries to resume direct flights, announces the Ministry of Economy of Georgia.
The Economy Minister of Georgia Natia Turnava held an online meeting with the Vice Prime Minister of Czechia Karel Havlicek today to discuss the issue of resuming direct flights between the countries.
Turnava said that Czechia might be one of the first countries from which tourists will arrive in Georgia.
In 2019, there was a 19 per cent increase in visitors from Czechia, which is a very high rate", said Turnava.
Turnava said that Georgian flag-carrier Georgian Airways and Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air are ready to resume flights between Georgia and Czechia.
Earlier this week Turnava met Latvian Transport Minister Talis Linkaits, and the restoration of direct air traffic between the countries was the main topic of the conversation between the ministers.
Georgia and Latvia are ready to resume direct flights. The most important thing now is for our governments to exchange protocols very quickly, according to which security will be maintained when transporting people between the two countries. This is a quick and effective way for us to host tourists from Latvia as well as from all over the Baltic states during the summer season” said Turnava after the meeting.
Turnava said that Latvian national carrier Air Baltic is ready to resume flights to Georgia starting from the first week of July. The airline company has already submitted an application to the Ministry of Economy and the Civil Aviation Agency of Georgia. Turnava added that Wizz Air is also ready to relaunch direct flights between Latvia and Georgia.
Georgia is set to resume domestic tourism starting June 15 and international tourism starting July 1.