Aéroports de Paris interested in investing in Georgia
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 20
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia held a meeting with Augustin de Romanet, the Chief Executive Officer of Aéroports de Paris (Paris Airports) on Feb. 19, Trend reports citing Georgian media.
"We want to create a plan to attract airline companies, create new routes and make Georgia a popular destination country for tourists,” said Romanet, who is on a visit to Tbilisi.
The parties discussed issues of deepening relations and noted the importance of development of tourism for the Georgian economy.
"Georgian history and Georgian nature are impressive, so we should attract tourists from all around the world to the country,” said Romanet.
Gakharia and Romanet touched upon issues related to airport operation rules and the requirements of the Georgian government concerning tariffs, direct flights operation as well as flight time management.
It was stressed that Tbilisi International Airport has an opportunity to develop and serve additional 5 million passengers a year.
Having expressed the company's interest in investing in Georgia, Romanet added that Paris Airports is ready to send high-qualified specialists to Tbilisi and Batumi international airports within the framework of cooperation on development of these airports.
It was also noted that Georgia's Tbilisi and Batumi International Airports are operated by TAV Georgia, the daughter company of Turkey-based TAV Airports Holding, one of the world’s leading airport operators. Aéroports de Paris owns 46.1 percent of TAV Airports Holding.
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