UK, Georgia sign agreement on air services
An agreement about "Air Services between the Governments Georgia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the Northern Ireland" was signed at the Georgian Economy and Sustainable Development Ministry.
The document was signed by Minister Vera Kobalia from the Georgian side and Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the Northern Ireland in Georgia Judith Goff, the ministry reported.
By signing the document regulations on the number of aircraft, number of flights and destinations has been abolished. Moreover, the document allows the airlines to determine the tariffs for their service themselves.
Kobalia noted that competition between airlines will increase the level of service, decrease the prices of tickets and all this will have a positive impact not only on the increase of passengers but the growth dynamics of incoming tourists.
"The agreement is important, as this sphere will be liberalized, that is, absolutely all airlines will be entitled to fly from Britain to Georgia and back. Any Georgian and British airline will also be able to carry out domestic flights, both in Britain and Georgia. Under the agreement, the Georgian airline will be able to make the flight, for example, from London to Edinburgh, which will increase competition and regulate prices," she said.
According to her, the companies show certain interest on such flights.
"But it takes time to attract new companies," Kobalia noted.