The air freight market in Georgia shrunk by three percent between January-April compared to the same period of last year, local online media outlet avianews.ge has reported.
Based on data from the Civil Aviation Agency of Georgia, Avianews said in the reported period the volume of air freight amounted to 5,901,256 tonnes, while in 2021 the figure stood at 6,096,489, posting a 3.20 percent decrease.
In the same period of 2020, 4,849,520 tonnes of cargo passed through Tbilisi International Airport, a 21.69 percent less turnover compared to this year. Between January-April 2019 the figure had reached 7,101,153 tonnes of cargo, 16.90 percent more compared to 2022.
On May 5, construction of an additional lane and a taxiing pitch was completed at the Tbilisi International Airport to enable reception of large aircraft used for cargo transportation, Levan Davitashvili, the Georgian Economy Minister, said, pointing to a “growing flow” of cargo at the Airport.