Tbilisi-Paris flights will resume in August, Economy Minister Natia Turnava has said, adding that Georgia is negotiating with airBaltic to resume Tbilisi-Riga flights as well.
Air France will carry out two flights a week starting from early August from Paris Charles de Gaulle and Tbilisi International Airports.
Turnava noted that Georgia was negotiating with countries Georgia had recently opened its borders to and which had also opened their borders for Georgia.
As for other countries, Turnava noted that resumption of direct regular flights would be postponed in August as well.
Turnava said that Georgian Airways continued its commercial charter flights and announced that about 16 flights would be carried out by Georgian Airways in August from different cities including Vienna and Amsterdam.
As for charter flights, Turnava noted that one more flight on the route Tbilisi-Berlin-Tbilisi would be added to the five existing routes, as Georgian students needed to travel to Berlin for short-term employment programs.
Turnava expressed hope that other regular commercial flights would resume soon and prices would return to their older level, although she noted that prices for an economy class were nearly the same as before.
Moreover, Georgia and Germany are resuming air travel and regular flights on August 2.
German airline Lufthansa will carry out flights two times a week, linking Tbilisi to Munich.
In addition, Georgia remains on the European Union’s updated list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted. (Agenda/Business World Magazine)