David the Builder Kutaisi International Airport
|David the Builder Kutaisi International Airport
ქუთაისის საერთაშორისო აეროპორტი
|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 one duty-free shop and two coffee shops operating at the airport. The airport is currently connected to scheduled public transportation to Kutaisi, Tbilisi and Batumi after each arrival. The airport terminal is located next to the main road between Kutaisi and Batumi, so it is possible to transfer to those cities also by marshrutkas
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|
|Pegasus Airlines||Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen (begins 19 May 2015)|
|S7 Airlines||Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo|
|Wizz Air||Budapest, Vilnius, Warsaw-Chopin
|Year||Total passengers||Change from previous year|
- 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)
- "Flight Schedule and Statistics - Kutaisi David the Builder International Airport". gcaa.ge/. Civil Aviation Agency of Georgia. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
- "Pegasus Airlines launches new Kutaisi- Istanbul flights for €29.99". Agenda.ge. 9 April 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
- "S7 Flight Schedule". s7.ru. S7 Airlines. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
- Kutaisi Airport Official Website (English)(Georgian)
- Kutaisi Airport Unfficial Website (English)
- Current weather for UGKO at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for KUT at Aviation Safety Network