Batumi International Airport

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Alexander Kartveli Batumi International Airport

ბათუმის ალექსანდრე ქართველის სახელობის საერთაშორისო აეროპორტი
TAV Airports Holding logo.svg
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorTAV Airports Holding
ServesGeorgia (country) Batumi, Georgia and Turkey Artvin, Turkey
LocationBatumi, Georgia
Focus city forGeorgian Airways
Elevation AMSL37 ft / 11 m
Coordinates41°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
Websitewww.batumiairport.com
Map
BUS is located in Georgia
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Location of Batumi Airport
BUS is located in Turkey
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BUS (Turkey)
BUS is located in Black Sea
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers598,891
Passenger change 17-18Increase 20.83%
Source: DoD FLIP,[1] AIP Georgia at EUROCONTROL[2]

Alexander Kartveli Batumi International Airport[3] (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.

Overview[edit]

Batumi is one of three international airports in operation in Georgia (along with Tbilisi International Airport serving the 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]

In 2019, it was decided to expand the terminal because the existing capacities were no longer sufficient. The work was completed in spring 2021. The area has been doubled to 8000 square metres, which allows the handling of 1,200,000 passengers a year. Part of the work was to expand the number of bus gates, check-in and passport control counters as well as the expansion of duty-free areas and the car park. Additionally, the luggage handling area was partially expanded, where an automatic conveyor system was introduced and an additional one luggage carousel was installed. A total of 17 million US-dollar were invested.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Batumi Airport
AirlinesDestinations
Air Arabia Sharjah[6]
Air Astana Seasonal: Almaty, Astana[7]
Air Moldova Seasonal: Chișinău (begins 28 March 2023)[8]
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga[9]
Arkia Seasonal: Tel Aviv[10]
Belavia Minsk
Seasonal: Gomel[11]
Buta Airways Seasonal: Baku[12]
El Al Seasonal: Tel Aviv
flydubai Seasonal: Dubai–International[13]
flynas Riyadh
Seasonal: Dammam, Jeddah[14]
flyadeal Riyadh-King Khalid
GetJet Airlines Seasonal charter: Vilnius[15]
Iran Aseman Airlines Seasonal: Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen[16]
Pars Air Seasonal: Rasht
Qeshm Air Seasonal: Tehran–Imam Khomeini
SkyUp[17] Kyiv–Boryspil,[17] Lviv,[17] Zaporizhzhia[17]
Saudia Riyadh
SmartLynx Airlines Seasonal charter: Tallinn[15]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Uzbekistan Airways Seasonal: Tashkent[7]
Vanilla Sky Airlines Tbilisi[18][19]
Varesh Airlines Seasonal: Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Yanair[17] Kyiv–Zhuliany[20]
Seasonal: Kharkiv,[21][22] Lviv,[23] Odessa[24]
Zagros Airlines Seasonal: Tehran–Imam Khomeini

Statistics[edit]

Terminal building
Annual passenger statistics Batumi International Airport[25]
Year Passengers Change
Annual passenger traffic at BUS airport. See Wikidata query.
2021 516,017 Increase906%
2020 51,412 Decrease91.8%
2019 624,178 Increase04.2%
2018 598,891 Increase20.8%
2017 495,668 Increase58.7%
2016 312,343 Increase37.9%
2015 226,476 Increase05.9%
2014 213,439 Increase02.2%
2013 208,977 Increase24.0%
2012 168,510 Increase25.9%
2011 133,852 Increase51.1%
2010 088,562 Increase92.3%
2009 046,044 Decrease28.8%
2008 064,656 Increase67.4%
2007 038,613 Steady

Most popular routes in summer 2021[edit]

Country Destination Airport Weekly flights[26] Airlines
 Ukraine Kyiv Boryspil International Airport,

Igor Sikorsky Kyiv International Airport

21 Bees Airline (7 weekly) SkyUp (7 weekly) Yanair (7 weekly)
 Israel Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport 15 Israir Airlines (10 weekly); Arkia (3 weekly); El Al/Sun d'Or (2 weekly) Georgian Airways (2 weekly)
 Turkey Istanbul Istanbul Airport,

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport

10 Turkish Airlines (7 weekly) Pegasus Airlines (3 weekly)
 Belarus Minsk Minsk National Airport 4 Belavia (4 weekly)
 Saudi Arabia Riyadh King Khalid International Airport 4 Flynas (4 weekly)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DoD Flight Information Publication (Terminal) - High and Low Altitude Eastern Europe and Asia. St. Louis, Missouri: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2020.
  2. ^ "EAD Basic". European AIS Database. EUROCONTROL. Archived from the original on 2 November 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  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".
  7. ^ a b "Uzbekistan Airways makes inaugural direct Tashkent-Batumi flight". Agenda.ge. 22 May 2022. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  8. ^ https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/221124-9uns23
  9. ^ "AirBaltic annuncia voli per Batumi". 16 February 2022.
  10. ^ Arkia.com
  11. ^ "Belavia Schedules Gomel – Batumi Seasonal Route In NS22". Aeroroutes. Retrieved 15 March 2022.
  12. ^ "Buta Airways adds Batumi seasonal service from June 2022". AeroRoutes. 10 June 2022. Retrieved 11 June 2022.
  13. ^ Liu, Jim (10 January 2020). "flydubai resumes Batumi service in S20". routesonline.com.
  14. ^ Liu, Jim. "flynas S20 Network Expansion". Routesonline. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  15. ^ a b "Getjet and Smartlynx to Resume Flights to Georgia". Georgian Journal. 8 August 2021. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  16. ^ Liu, Jim. "Pegasus adds Istanbul – Batumi service from late-March 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 23 December 2019.
  17. ^ a b c d e Indefinitely suspended due to war in Ukraine
  18. ^ "Flights to Mestia, Ambrolauri, and Batumi - Schedule and Prices". Mountain Stories. 13 January 2022. Retrieved 9 February 2022.
  19. ^ "Frequency on domestic flights increases in Georgia". Agenda.ge. 19 July 2021. Retrieved 9 February 2022.
  20. ^ "З "Жулян" у Грузію додадуть нові рейси". Українська правда. Iнтерфакс-Україна. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  21. ^ "Yanair летом начнет полеты из Харькова в Батуми". www.avianews.com. 5 March 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  22. ^ Liu, Jim (22 April 2018). "Yanair adds Kharkiv – Batumi service in S18". Routesonline. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  23. ^ "Yanair открыл продажи на прямые рейсы Львов-Батуми". www.avianews.com. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  24. ^ "YANAIR ВИКОНУВАТИМЕ ПРЯМІ РЕЙСИ З ОДЕСИ В ТБІЛІСІ І БАТУМІ". ТОВ «Міжнародний Аеропорт Одеса». Archived from the original on 3 February 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  25. ^ "Number of Passengers Served Batumi Airport". gcaa.ge. Civil Aviation Agency of Georgia. Retrieved 9 February 2022.
  26. ^ "International passenger flights from Batumi Airport".

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