Terms of operation of airline companies between Georgia and the United Kingdom, from tariffs to flight frequency and safety regulations, were agreed in a deal signed between authorities of the two countries on Friday.
Georgia’s Economy Ministry said the agreement would enable airlines to independently determine their tariffs, capacity and frequency of flights, and also make air traffic possible between any airports of the countries that are fit for international air traffic.
Flight safety and security, assignment of rights, designation of air carriers, use of the terms of the 1944-signed Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation and joint codes are also among regulations included in the deal.
The [...] agreement will contribute to the implementation of regular air transportation between Georgia and the United Kingdom [...], increase of free competition, deepening of trade and economic relations and development of tourism between the countries", Deputy Economy Minister Genadi Arveladze said.
The agreement was signed following the latest round of the Wardrop Strategic Dialogue in London, a format involving authorities of Georgia and the UK and held annually since 2014.
Georgia has similar airline regulations agreements with countries including Israel, China, Korea, India, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.