Georgian President presents entry of Hungarian low budget airlines into country's market

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Georgia, Tbilisi, June 4 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili presented on Monday a signed agreement between the Kutaisi airport and Hungarian low budget airlines 'Wizz Air'. Saakashvili said this is the first swallow in the aviation market in Georgia, which will provide opportunity to the population to be in Europe with little cost.

'Wizz Air' will carry out flights on the Kutaisi-Kiev direction and the ticket price will be 50 euros. The airline became interested in the Georgian aviation market on March 20 at the Berlin exhibition. 'Wizz Air' was established in 2003.

Saakashvili said the flight to Kiev would cost the citizens 22 euros, and then adding about 20 euros, they will be able to proceed to London, Berlin and other cities. "We will thus put an end to enrichment of Tbilisi and Batumi airports (both airports are run by the Turkish company TAV Georgia), which did not agree to reduce tariffs and rob our people. Because for 22 euros taxi in Georgia will not travel even 50 kilometers," he said.

The President of Georgia said that Kutaisi Airport will lead to an outflow of passengers from Tbilisi and Batumi, and become the center of aviation in Georgia. "After all besides that there will be low-cost airlines, there is also a tourist infrastructure - Tskhaltubo, Sataplia, Sairme, the Guria province, Poti, and more. The number of tourists grows every year, and it will have an impcat on air travel," he stressed.

The President thanked Minister of Economy Vera Kobalia, who persistently pursued a policy of attracting low-budget airlines, and by this she has drawn dissatisfaction of the airlines, including Georgian, which "just robbed" the population by high tariffs.

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