Batumi International Airport
|Alexander Kartveli Batumi International Airport
ბათუმის ალექსანდრე ქართველის სახელობის საერთაშორისო აეროპორტი
|Operator||TAV Airports Holding|
|Elevation AMSL||105 ft / 32 m|
Alexander Kartveli Batumi International Airport (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.
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.
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.
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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.
- Airport information for UGSB from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
- Airport information for BUS at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
- Batumi airport named after Alexander Kartveli Government of Georgia
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