The government of Georgia has laid down a regulatory framework to support aviation infrastructure expansion, as tourism to the former Soviet republic increases and new airlines establish services.
The three international airports in the country (main gateway Tbilisi, Batumi, and Kutaisi) handled 5 million passengers in 2018, representing an increase of 24% on the previous year.
Tbilisi (run by TAV Airports of Turkey) opened a new USD60 million passenger terminal in September 2017, boosting its annual capacity to 4 million passengers; the government has discussed expansion of Batumi with TAV; and a new passenger terminal at Kutaisi is almost completed.
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