David the Builder Kutaisi International Airport
|David the Builder Kutaisi International Airport
ქუთაისის საერთაშორისო აეროპორტი
|IATA: KUT – ICAO: UGKO
|Hub for||Georgian Airways|
|Elevation AMSL||223 ft / 68 m|
Kutaisi Airport (IATA: KUT, ICAO: UGKO) also known as David the Builder Kutaisi International Airport is an airport located 14 km (8.7 mi) west of Kutaisi, the second largest city in Georgia and capital of the western region of Imereti. It is one of three international airports currently in operation in Georgia, along with Tbilisi International Airport serving the Georgian capital and Batumi International Airport near the Adjara Black Sea resort.
The airport is operated by United Airports of Georgia, a state-owned company.
The airport was closed for renovation in November 2011.
Some construction work around the airport continues. There are no stores or service providers operating at the airport. The airport is currently not connected to scheduled public transportation, although arriving flights are usually met by marshrutkas departing for Kutaisi, Tbilisi, Batumi, and elsewhere.
The priority of the Kutaisi airport is to attract low tariff airlines and create a special environment between airlines and airports. It will be equipped with the highest quality navigation and weather systems.
Airlines and destinations
|Georgian Airways||Moscow-Vnukovo, Tbilisi
Charter: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
|Wizz Air||Katowice, Warsaw-Chopin, Vilnius (begins 31 March 2014)|
|Wizz Air Ukraine||Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kiev-Zhuliany, Lviv (begins 1 May 2014)|
|Year||Total passengers||Change from previous year|
|2013 (Jan to July 2013)||
- Airport information for UGKO from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
- Airport information for KUT at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
- "The President of Georgia opened the runway at the David the Builder Kutaisi International Airport". Releases. The Administration of the President of Georgia. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
- United Airports of Georgia company website: http://airports.ge/
- N., Kirtskhalia (27 September 2012). "Georgia's president, Hungarian PM to open new airport in Kutaisi". Trend News Agency. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
- "Wizz Air запустил авиарейсы из Киева в Кутаиси". Interfax-Ukraine. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
- Jennings, Michael. "Kutaisi Public Transport Information". Retrieved 18 September 2013.
- Vinci Airports company website (retrieved September 1 2013)
- United Airports of Georgia – Passenger statistics (retrieved 1 September 2013)
- "Расписание по городам". Ural Airlines. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
- "Timetable". Wizz Air. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
- Georgian Civil Aviation Agency - Number of Passengers Served, United Airports of Georgia - Passenger statistics
- United Airports of Georgia - Passenger statistics
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