The number of flights between Georgia’s western city of Kutaisi and the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, will increase from seven to nine this summer, the United Airports of Georgia announced on Tuesday.
The body said passengers would be carried in two additional services on Thursdays and Sundays, in addition to current daily flights, from August through the summer season.
UAG Director Irakli Karkashadze said the increase in flight frequency would result in rising numbers of passengers from Abu Dhabi to the western Imereti region.
The number of passengers is expected to increase by 30 percent. The number of international visitors from the Middle East to the Imereti region will increase significantly”, he said.
Irakli Karkashadze. Photo: United Airports of Georgia
Karkashadze noted his office’s “successful” cooperation with the Hungarian airline Wizz Air, as well as the tourist campaign with the company, which he said had increased awareness of Georgia in the Middle East.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, a joint venture between the airline and the Abu Dhabi state holding company ADQ, began flights to Kutaisi in October 2020, with the services connecting the cities for the first time.