The number of passengers who took regular or charter flights from or to Batumi International Airport in the Black Sea Adjara region of Georgia has increased 16% in January-May 2021 year-on-year, announces Georgian Economy Minister Natia Turnava.
She said that Batumi International Airport is the first airport of Georgia where the number of passengers has increased since the Covid-19 pandemic.
“There are 100-105 flights a week at Batumi International Airport, which is about the same number as it was in the same period of 2019. This is a very good sign. We expect that Tbilisi and Kutaisi international airports will soon reach the same level as it was before the pandemic”, Turnava said.
Batumi International Airport has recently expanded and is now capable of serving 1.2 million passengers annually.
Passenger flow in 2019 hit more than 600,000.
In total $17 million was invested in the project which employed about 300 locals.