Irish low cost airline to launch flights to Georgia
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 1
By Tamilla Mammadova - Trend:
Irish low cost airline Ryanair can start operating direct flights to Georgia in 2020, said the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Natia Turnava, Trend reports with reference to apsny.ge.
The minister noted that the entry of Ryanair into the Georgian market will positively influence development of tourism, as the Irish low cost airline has a very large customer base in Europe. According to the minister, the company and the authorities of the country are currently continuing negotiations to agree on directions.
“Our task is to focus more on new destinations, from where more new tourists will come to Georgia. I hope that we will finish the negotiations before the end of 2019, and flights will start from 2020,” said Turnava.
Ryanair is the largest airline of Europe, which annually transports 139 million people and makes more than two thousand flights a day on 224 directions in 37 countries. It employs 13 thousand people.
In 2013, the Georgian authorities initiated negotiations with the Ryanair airlines, but no agreement was reached at that time.