BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 27
By Maryana Akhmedova – Trend:
Georgia and Spain consider launching direct flights between Tbilisi and Madrid, Trend reports via Georgian media.
This was stated at the meeting between Georgian Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Mariam Kvrivishvili and the representatives of Air Europa and Iberia Airlines.
The sides discussed the cooperation between Georgia and Spain in the civil aviation sector.
Kvrivishvili provided the representatives of the European airlines with detailed information on the pace of recovery of the Georgia’s economy, paying special attention to the situation in the civil aviation and tourism sector and the positive trends that will be observed after the gradual lifting of restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The resumption of direct flights between Kutaisi and Barcelona from October 31 will further deepen economic relations between the two countries, and the appointment of direct flights between Tbilisi and Madrid will have a positive impact on tourism growth and attracting investors, Kvrivishvili noted.
“We continue to negotiate with European airlines to operate new direct flights from Georgia to Europe. Today we met with two airlines based in Spain. Initial negotiations are underway with both airlines in order to launch direct flights from Tbilisi to Madrid. We are pleased that the Barcelona-Kutaisi route will resume from October 31. The diversity of markets and direct destinations is a top priority for Georgia to attract more tourists,” Mariam Kvrivishvili said.
The meeting was also attended by the Ambassador of Georgia to the Kingdom of Spain Ilia Giorgadze.
“Direct flights between countries contribute to both investment and tourism development. Wizz Air flights between Barcelona and Kutaisi have resumed already, but it is not enough. The direct flights between Madrid and Tbilisi could cover not only Spain and Georgia but also Latin and Central America, which will attract more tourists to Georgia,” Ilia Giorgadze said.
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