Batumi International Airport

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Alexander Kartveli Batumi International Airport
ბათუმის ალექსანდრე ქართველის სახელობის საერთაშორისო აეროპორტი
Batumi Airport Karakas-2.jpg
IATA: BUSICAO: UGSB
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 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 is located in Adjara
BUS
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: 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.

Overview[edit]

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[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Arabia Seasonal: Sharjah[6]
Arkia Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion[7]
Belavia Seasonal: Minsk-National
Bravo Airways Seasonal: Kiev-Zhulyany
Dniproavia Seasonal: Dnipropetrovsk, Odessa[8]
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Katowice, Poznań, Warsaw
Georgian Airways Moscow-Vnukovo[9]
Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
S7 Airlines Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo[10]
SCAT Aktau
Service Air Natakhtari
SkyBus Seasonal: Tbilisi
Seasonal charter: Aktau,[11] Aktobe,[11] Astana,[11] Atyrau,[11] Karagandy,[11] Kostanay,[11] Kyzylorda,[11] Shymkent[11]
Sun D'Or
operated by El Al
Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion[12]
Taban Air Seasonal: Tabriz,[13] Tehran-Imam Khomeini
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Ural Airlines Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo,[14] Samara, St Petersburg,[15] Yekaterinburg[16]
Yanair Kiev-Zhulyany[17]
Seasonal: Odessa

Statistics[edit]

Terminal building
Annual passenger statistics[18]
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[19] Increase 25.9%
2013 208,977[20] Increase 24.0%
2014 213,439[19] Increase 2.2%
2015 226,476[19] Increase 5.91%

According to Department of Tourism the amount of 11792 visitors at Batumi International Airport in September 2015 were of foreign origin, which is 54% more comparing to the previous year.[21]

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 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. ^ http://www.tnet.org.il/sitefiles/1/2444/90080.asp
  8. ^ http://dniproavia.com/en/online/schedule/
  9. ^ "Georgian Airways будет летать в Батуми из Внуково" (Новости авиалиний). Airlines Inform. 19 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "S7 Flight Schedule". s7.ru. S7 Airlines. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h "SkyBus International Airlines". Skybus.kz. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "Tbilisi and Batumi airports to welcome Tel Aviv flights". eTurboNews, Inc. 27 January 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  13. ^ "На грузинский авиарынок входит иранский перевозчик TABAN Airlines". Бизнес Грузия. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  14. ^ ""Уральские авиалинии" увеличивают частоту полетов в направлении Грузии". Interfax-Azerbaijan. 22 February 2016. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  15. ^ "«Уральские авиалинии» полетят из Петербурга в Батуми". Грузия Online. 1 March 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  16. ^ "Ural Airlines Planned New Routes in S16". airlineroute. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  17. ^ "З "Жулян" у Грузію додадуть нові рейси". Українська правда. Iнтерфакс-Україна. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  18. ^ Batumi Airport – Airport Statistics
  19. ^ a b c Georgian Civil Aviation Agency – Number of Passengers Served
  20. ^ "Международный аэропорт Батуми пропустил в 2013 году на 24,01% больше пассажиров". "Бизнес Грузия". 15 January 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  21. ^ http://www.apsny.ge/2015/eco/1444615054.php

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