Batumi International Airport

Alexander Kartveli Batumi International Airport
ბათუმის ალექსანდრე ქართველის სახელობის საერთაშორისო აეროპორტი
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator TAV Airports Holding
Serves Batumi, Georgia
Artvin, Turkey
Location Batumi, Georgia
Elevation AMSL 105 ft / 32 m
Coordinates 41°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
Website www.batumiairport.com
Map
BUS
Location of airport in Adjara
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
Source: AIP Georgia, DAFIF[1][2]

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.

Overview

Batumi is one of three international airports in operation in Georgia (along with Tbilisi International Airport serving 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 destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Air Arabia Seasonal: Sharjah[6]
Belavia Seasonal: Minsk
flydubai Seasonal: Dubai-International[7]
Georgian Airways Moscow-Vnukovo, Tbilisi
Seasonal: Astana, Mashhad, Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion[8]
MyWay Airlines Seasonal: Kharkiv[9]

Seasonal charter: Amman

Nordavia Seasonal: St Petersburg[10]
Nordstar Airlines Seasonal charter: Moscow-Domodedovo
Pobeda Rostov-on-Don[11]
Qeshm Air Seasonal charter: Tehran-Imam Khomeini
Red Wings Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo[12]
Royal Wings Seasonal charter: Amman[13]
S7 Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo[14]
SCAT Airlines Seasonal: Aktau
Severstal Air Company Seasonal: Cherepovets
SkyUp Seasonal charter: Kiev-Zhuliany[15]
Small Planet Airlines Seasonal charter: Warsaw-Chopin
Sun D'Or Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion[16]
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul-Atatürk
Ukraine International AirlinesSeasonal: Zaporizhia[17]
Ural Airlines Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo, St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg
UVT Aero Seasonal: Kazan,[18] Perm, Ufa[18]
Wings of Lebanon Seasonal: Beirut[19]
Yanair Kiev-Zhuliany[20]
Seasonal: Kharkiv,[21][22] Lviv,[23] Odessa[24]

Statistics

Annual passenger statistics[25]
YearTotal passengersChange from previous year
2017 495,668 58.7%
2016 312,34337.9%
2015 226,4765.9%
2014 213,4392.2%
2013 208,97724.0%
2012 168,51025.9%
2011 133,85251.1%
2010 88,56292.3%
2009 46,04428.8%
2008 64,65667.4%
2007 38,613

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.[26]

See also

References

  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)
  5. batumiairport.com – Airport profile (p.15)
  6. "Air Arabia Adds Batumi Seasonal Flights July – Sep 2016". airlineroute. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  7. "Flydubai to connect Batumi and Dubai this summer". agenda.ge. 10 February 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  8. "Батуми и Тель-Авив связал регулярный авиарейс | Вестник Кавказа" (in Russian). Vestnik Kavkaza. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  9. "Myway Airlines начала летать на маршруте Харьков-Батуми". cfts.org.ua. 13 June 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  10. Liu, Jim. "Nordavia expands St. Petersburg network in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  11. Liu, Jim (5 April 2018). "Pobeda adds Rostov – Batumi route from late-May 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  12. Liu, Jim (12 April 2017). "Red Wings adds new routes in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  13. "Jordan increases charter flights to Georgia". agenda.ge. 24 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  14. "S7 Flight Schedule". s7.ru. S7 Airlines. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  15. https://chartershop.com.ua/index.php/charternye-rejsy-v-gruziyu/charternye-rejsy-v-batumi-yanair.html
  16. Liu, Jim (25 January 2017). "Sun d'Or plans new routes in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  17. "МАУ летом запустит еще один рейс в Грузию". Бизнес Грузия. 29 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  18. 1 2 Liu, Jim (19 April 2018). "UVT aero adds new seasonal Batumi service in S18". Routesonline. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  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. "З "Жулян" у Грузію додадуть нові рейси". Українська правда. Iнтерфакс-Україна. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  21. "Yanair летом начнет полеты из Харькова в Батуми". www.avianews.com. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  22. Liu, Jim (22 April 2018). "Yanair adds Kharkiv – Batumi service in S18". Routesonline. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  23. "Yanair открыл продажи на прямые рейсы Львов-Батуми". www.avianews.com. Retrieved 2018-01-01.
  24. "YANAIR ВИКОНУВАТИМЕ ПРЯМІ РЕЙСИ З ОДЕСИ В ТБІЛІСІ І БАТУМІ". ТОВ «Міжнародний Аеропорт Одеса». Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  25. "Flight Schedule and Statistics - Kutaisi David the Builder International Airport". gcaa.ge/. Civil Aviation Agency of Georgia. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  26. http://www.apsny.ge/2015/eco/1444615054.php
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