Georgia, Tbilisi, Sept. 12 /Trend N. Kirtzkhalia/
Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili does not fly using state money during state visits, the Georgian PM said on Thursday, answering a journalist's question, who asked whose plane the PM flies.
According to Ivanishvili, the plane is owned by a private company, the owner of which, as far as he knows, is Tamaz Gaiashvili (president of Airzena airline).
"Up to now I have been using Georgian airlines because they have a few times made offers to us and we could not refuse. I do not fly on public money; I personally paid for all plane trips which I have taken up to now," Ivanishvili said.
He also added that he paid for them as many as they cost in commercial time abroad.
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said that the Prime Minister often criticized him for his use of expensive aircraft, but as soon as he became the head of government he kept using the same aircraft.
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