Batumi International Airport

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Batumi International Airport
ბათუმის საერთაშორისო აეროპორტი
Batumi Airport Karakas-2.jpg
IATA: BUSICAO: UGSB
BUS is located in Adjara
BUS
BUS
Location of airport in Adjara
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator TAV Airports Holding
Serves Batumi, Georgia
Artvin, Turkey
Location Batumi, Georgia
Hub for Georgian Airways
Elevation AMSL 105 ft / 32 m
Coordinates 41°36′37″N 041°35′58″E / 41.61028°N 41.59944°E / 41.61028; 41.59944
Website www.batumiairport.com
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
Source: AIP Georgia, DAFIF[1][2]

Batumi International Airport (IATA: BUSICAO: 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.

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.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Belavia Minsk-National
Dniproavia Dnipropetrovsk
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Katowice
Georgian Airways Erbil,[4] Moscow-Domodedovo,[4] Sulaimaniyah,[5] Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Tbilisi[4]
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen[6][7]
S7 Airlines Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo[8]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Ukraine International Airlines Kharkiv, Kiev-Boryspil, Lviv
Yanair Kiev-Zhulyany
Batumi airport terminal building
Parked aircraft

Statistics[edit]

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.[9]

Annual passenger statistics for Batumi International Airport [10]
Year Total passengers Change from previous year
2007
038,613
2008
064,656
Increase 67.4%
2009
046,044
Decrease 28.8%
2010
088,562
Increase 92.3%
2011
133,852
Increase 51.1%
2012
168,510[11]
Increase 25.9%
2013
208,977[12]
Increase 24.0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for UGSB from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for BUS at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ batumiairport.com – Airport profile (p.11)
  4. ^ a b c "Georgian Airways Interactive Map". Georgian Airways. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "TIMETABLE". Georgian Airways. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Our flight network expands in Georgia and Ukraine". Pegasus Airlines. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "New direction from Pegasus Airlines". Georgian Avia Service Agency LLC. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "S7 Flight Schedule". s7.ru. S7 Airlines. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  9. ^ batumiairport.com – Airport profile (p.15)
  10. ^ Batumi Airport – Airport Statistics
  11. ^ Georgian Civil Aviation Agency – Number of Passengers Served
  12. ^ "Международный аэропорт Батуми пропустил в 2013 году на 24,01% больше пассажиров". "Бизнес Грузия". 15 January 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 

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