Georgia and Russia will discuss the possibility of increasing the number of flights between the two countries
Next week, Tbilisi expects the Russian delegation headed by the director of department of state policy in the field of Civil Aviation of Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation Svetlana Petrova, to discuss the possibility of increasing the frequency of flights between the two countries. "Probably, we will talk about the frequency of flights and other issues," the head of Ministry of Economic Development of Georgian Civil Aviation Agency Guram Jalagonia said on Saturday. Meanwhile, according to Givi Davitashvili, CEO of the airline Georgian Airways, the only Georgian air carrier who today operates flights from Georgia to Russia, if the Russian airlines will be granted additional frequencies on the route Moscow-Tbilisi, Georgian Airways flights have to stop this line of air, because the airline can not compete. Russia and Georgia have announced the resumption of regular flights between the two countries from 15 September, 2014. As a result of technical advice aviation authorities of the two countries, Georgian Airlines received the right to carry out regular flights in the direction of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Samara, Yekaterinburg, Sochi, Rostov and Kavminvod and Russian air companies - in the direction of Tbilisi, Batumi and Kutaisi. In particular, Georgian Airways operates direct scheduled flights from Tbilisi to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Samara and Rostov. On the Russian side, Siberia (S7 Airlines), Aeroflot and Ural Airlines regularly fly to Georgia. According to the agreement, the frequency of flights between Tbilisi and Moscow is picked in winter navigation season to 18 flights a week from each side, and in the summer navigation season to 21 flights. As for the frequency of flights between other cities, the number of flights is not limited.