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Alexander Kartveli Batumi International Airport[3] (IATA: BUS, ICAO: UGSB) is an airport located 2 km (1.2 mi) south of Batumi, a city on the Black Sea coast and capital of Adjara, an autonomous republic in southwest Georgia. The airport is 20 km (12 mi) northeast of Hopa, Turkey, and serves as a domestic and international airport for Georgia and northeastern Turkey.

Alexander Kartveli Batumi International Airport

ბათუმის ალექსანდრე ქართველის სახელობის საერთაშორისო აეროპორტი
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorTAV Airports Holding
ServesBatumi, Georgia
LocationBatumi, Georgia
Focus city forGeorgian Airways
Elevation AMSL105 ft / 32 m
Coordinates41°36′37″N 41°35′58″E / 41.61028°N 41.59944°E / 41.61028; 41.59944Coordinates: 41°36′37″N 41°35′58″E / 41.61028°N 41.59944°E / 41.61028; 41.59944
Websitewww.batumiairport.com
Map
BUS is located in Georgia
BUS
BUS
Location of airport in Adjara
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers598,891
Passenger change 17-18Increase 20.83%
Source: AIP Georgia, DAFIF[1][2]

Contents

OverviewEdit

Batumi is one of three international airports in operation in Georgia (along with Tbilisi International Airport serving the Georgian capital and David the Builder International Airport in Georgia's second largest city Kutaisi). The new airport terminal has been in operation since 26 May 2007. With a total area of 4,256 square metres (45,810 sq ft), it is capable of handling 600,000 passengers a year.[4]

Batumi International Airport has noted a significant growth in the number of passengers since its renovation carried out by TAV Airports Holding in 2007. In 2011, the airport handled 134,000 passengers, an increase of 51% over the previous year.[5]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

StatisticsEdit

 
Terminal building
Annual passenger statistics[20]
Year Total passengers Change from previous year
2018 598,891  20.8%
2017 495,668  58.7%
2016 312,343  37.9%
2015 226,476  05.9%
2014 213,439  02.2%
2013 208,977  24.0%
2012 168,510  25.9%
2011 133,852  51.1%
2010 088,562  92.3%
2009 046,044  28.8%
2008 064,656  67.4%
2007 038,613  

According to Department of Tourism the amount of 11,792 visitors at Batumi International Airport in September 2015 were of foreign origin, which is 54% more comparing to the previous year.[21]

Annual passenger numbers at Batumi international Airport (thousands)Edit

 
Update: May 2019

Most Popular RoutesEdit

Country Destination Airport Weekly flights[22] Airlines
  Israel Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport 7 Georgian Airways (1 weekly); Arkia (2 weekly); El Al Airlines (4 weekly)
  Turkey Istanbul Istanbul Airport 7 Turkish Airlines (7 weekly)
  Belarus Minsk Minsk National Airport 2 Belavia (2 weekly)
  Ukraine Kiev Kiev-Zhuliany 2 Yanair (2 weekly)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Airport information for UGSB from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for BUS at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ Batumi airport named after Alexander Kartveli Government of Georgia
  4. ^ batumiairport.com – Airport profile (p.11)[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ batumiairport.com – Airport profile (p.15)[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Air Arabia Adds Batumi Seasonal Flights July – Sep 2016". airlineroute. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  7. ^ Liu, Jim (11 October 2018). "Buta Airways adds Batumi from June 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Flydubai to connect Batumi and Dubai this summer". agenda.ge. 10 February 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Georgian Airways adds Batumi – Kazan service from April 2019". routesonline. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  10. ^ Liu, Jim (19 March 2019). "Georgian Airways resumes Batumi – Moscow service from June 2019". RoutesOnline. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Батуми и Тель-Авив связал регулярный авиарейс | Вестник Кавказа" (in Russian). Vestnik Kavkaza. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  12. ^ Liu, Jim (28 May 2019). "Georgian Airways adds Batumi – Amman scheduled charters in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  13. ^ Liu, Jim (5 February 2019). "SCAT adds Astana – Batumi service from June 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  14. ^ Liu, Jim (20 February 2019). "SkyUp Airlines updates S19 network expansion". Routesonline.
  15. ^ Liu, Jim (10 February 2019). "Batumi and Tallinn to be connected by charter flights this summer". Agenda.ge. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  16. ^ Liu, Jim (25 January 2017). "Sun d'Or plans new routes in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  17. ^ "Istanbul New Airport Transition Delayed Until April 5, 2019 (At The Earliest)".
  18. ^ "МАУ летом запустит еще один рейс в Грузию". Бизнес Грузия. 29 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  19. ^ Morrison, Thea (22 May 2017). "New Airline Company -Wings of Lebanon Enters Georgian Market". Georgia Today on the Web. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  20. ^ "Flight Schedule and Statistics - Kutaisi David the Builder International Airport". gcaa.ge/. Civil Aviation Agency of Georgia. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  21. ^ http://www.apsny.ge/2015/eco/1444615054.php
  22. ^ "International passenger flights from Batumi Airport".

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