Passenger traffic of Georgian airports down 81.2% due to COVID-19

Passenger traffic of Georgian airports down 81.2% due to COVID-19

access_time2020-10-16 16:00:44


Passenger traffic at Georgian airports decreased by 81.2%, due to the closure of borders caused by the pandemic.

 

The coronavirus has hurt airlines not only in Georgia, but all over the world, some companies   even went bankrupt.

 

In January-September 2020, Georgian airports handled 777,053 passengers on regular and non-scheduled flights, while in the same period of 2019 - 4.1 million, but even these figures do not reflect  a real situation, since they include data for January February 2020 before the pandemic struck.

 

In 2018 the passenger traffic at Georgian airports  declined by 80.2%.


 

In 9 months of 2020, Tbilisi airport carried 537,220 passengers against  2.9 million people in the same period of 2019 that is  81.2% less.

 

Passenger traffic at the Batumi airport also decreased by 90%.


Passenger traffic at Kutaisi airport decreased by 71% - from 450,417 to 182,217 passengers.


Georgia began restarting aviation on August 2, 2020. Regular flights are operated in the Munich, Paris and Riga direction.

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