Tbilisi International Airport

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The Tbilisi International Airport ( officially Tbilisi International Airport, Georgian თბილისის საერთაშორისო აეროპორტი - Tbilisi saertaschoriso Aeroporti ) is the largest commercial airport in Georgia. It lies 20 kilometers east of downtown Tbilisi in Lotschini.

Airlines and destinations

2013, the airport of German-speaking countries is served: Lufthansa flies daily from Munich. Since April 2013 FlyGeorgia offers each on Mondays and Fridays Direct Flights from Dusseldorf. The flights from FlyGeorgia take place during the day as opposed to the other airlines. In addition Flights Pegasus Airlines on Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen and by Turkish Airlines via Istanbul Ataturk are possible from Germany. Air Baltic also offers flights via Riga, Czech Airlines via Prague. There are also links to 33 countries and 42 cities in Western Europe, the Middle East and in the Caucasus region. Tbilisi is the home airport of Airlines Georgian Airways, Air Caucasus, FlyGeorgia and Georgian International Airlines.


The airport and the city are connected by the six-lane George W. Bush Motorway, and a four-lane access road. At the airport approximately 1,000 parking spaces are available outside the airport building. In addition, there are timetabled train the Georgian railway between the terminal building and the central railway station of Tbilisi. Total run eight trains per day in each direction. Even by bus to the airport can be reached; The airport can be reached from the bus station in front of the main railway station in Tbilisi with the daytime regular scheduled 37 of the city's public buses.


The airport was renovated and modernized in 2006. He received at the same time a new operator, the Turkish company TAV Airports Holding Co., which manages the airport Ataturk. It built a new terminal with 24,000 m² floor space, 24 check- in counters and an attached parking garage, extended the runway and the take-off and landing runways and got it to 15 years, the operating rights.

Since the renovation and aircraft the size of an Airbus A330 or A340 can be operated and up to 2,000 passengers per hour. The investment amounted to approximately 62 million U.S. dollars. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development granted a loan of 27 million U.S. dollars.

The reconstruction was necessary after the structural capacity of the airport, the passengers could not keep up. It grew in 2005 compared to the previous year by 39%, in 2004 compared to the previous year by 28%.

Until 2005 there was only a small, 1995 -built terminal building and four platforms with 60 stands for aircraft. For machines Ilyushin Il- 86 and Boeing 747, the airport was forbidden. For the landing of Air Force One of the U.S. President in May 2005, a dispensation was granted. For landing, they had to shut down an engine.