Extreme unsanitary conditions at Tbilisi International Airport - what destroys the country's image ?!

Extreme unsanitary conditions at Tbilisi International Airport - what destroys the country's image ?!

access_time2021-08-31 11:36:29

Tbilisi International Airport is the largest border crossing point in Georgia. In January-July 2021, every third alien  arrived in Georgia by  air.

 

While tourists travel around the country seeing its sights and helping the tourism business to recover, Tbilisi airport is operating under unsanitary conditions visible to the naked eye.

 

Back in the mid-2000s when the airport was built and its management was taken over by the Turkish private operator  TAV, the terminal was repeatedly in the spotlight of the public, in particular, throof of Tbilisi International Airport terminal was ripped off by strong winds.

 

But this is relatively small and local problem, high tariffs hindering the development of tourism are much more serious.  That’s why there was a need to build a new airport in Kutaisi which offers passengers significantly lower prices.

 


And this has already yielded results -  if the passenger traffic of the Tbilisi airport increased by 157% in 2013-2019,  in  Kutaisi airport passenger flow rose by 364%. One  can fly to Milan or Frankfurt for $ 25 form  Kutaisi airport (if booking  several months before departure), at the Tbilisi airport the airplane service tariff only that is automatically included in the ticket price costs $ 24.

 

However, high revenues do not affect the airport's cleanliness - the operator  company grossly ignores basic hygiene standards - dirty floors, unwashed toilets, uncleaned garbage –all this you can see in the country’s main air gateway.

 

It is obvious that it’s not a momentary problem and all this accumulated for weeks at least.

 

We can only imagine what impression the main air harbor of the country leaves on tourists not mentioning that the country’s positive image is an essential element in developing the tourism.


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