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Russia wants to increase air traffic with Georgia to nearly 300 flights per week

Wednesday, 5 July 2023, 21:13

Russia is preparing to increase the number of flights from various cities to Georgia to almost 300 per week.

Source: Ekho Kavkaza, as European Pravda reports

Details: The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency has published a document with permits for 284 flights per week between various cities in Russia and Georgia. The Georgian side has not yet given permission for new flights.  


Most of the permits were issued to Red Wings Airlines, which will fly seven times a week to Batumi, Tbilisi or Kutaisi from most major Russian cities. 

In addition, flights can be launched by Rossiya and Yamal Airlines. At the same time, the Azimuth company was not allowed to double the number of Moscow-Tbilisi flights. 

Until now, direct flights between Georgia and Russia, since the connection was restored, were carried out by the Azimuth airline, which also flies to occupied Crimea, and Georgian Airways.


  • In May, Russia lifted its unilateral ban on flights with Georgia, and on 20 May, Georgian Airways made its first direct flight to Russia in 4 years. 
  • Georgia's ruling party and government have favoured resuming air traffic with Russia, while President Salome Zourabichvili has called for a boycott of Georgian Airways.  
  • The company's harsh response to the protests of outraged citizens near the office caused a stir in Georgia.  
  • On 1 July, Ukraine added Georgian Airways and its head to the sanctions list for flights to Russia.  
  • After that, Georgian Airways launched transit flights for Russians from Moscow to Nice via Tbilisi.

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