Batumi International Airport

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Alexander Kartveli Batumi International Airport

ბათუმის ალექსანდრე ქართველის სახელობის საერთაშორისო აეროპორტი
TAV Airports Holding logo.svg
Batumi Airport Karakas-2.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorTAV Airports Holding
ServesGeorgia (country) Batumi, Georgia and Turkey Artvin, Turkey
LocationBatumi, Georgia
Focus city forGeorgian Airways
Elevation AMSL105 ft / 32 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
BUS is located in Georgia
Location of Batumi Airport
BUS is located in Turkey
BUS (Turkey)
BUS is located in Black Sea
BUS (Black Sea)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passenger change 17-18Increase 20.83%
Source: AIP Georgia, DAFIF[1][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.


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]

Aircompany Armenia Yerevan
Atlantis Armenian Airlines Seasonal: Yerevan
Arkia Seasonal: Tel Aviv[6]
Belavia Minsk
Buta Airways Baku[7]
flydubai Seasonal: Dubai–International[8]
flynas Riyadh
Seasonal: Dammam, Jeddah[9]
Georgian Airways Tbilisi
Seasonal: Tel Aviv,[10] Yerevan[11]
Seasonal charter: Amman–Queen Alia[12]
GetJet Airlines Seasonal charter: Vilnius[13]
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen[14]
SCAT Airlines Nur-Sultan[15]
Seasonal: Aktau
SkyUp Kyiv–Boryspil[16]
Seasonal: Kharkiv,[17] Lviv,[18] Zaporizhzhia[19]
SmartLynx Airlines Seasonal charter: Tallinn[20]
Sun D'Or Seasonal: Tel Aviv[21]
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul
Vanilla Sky Airlines Tbilisi
Yanair Kyiv–Zhuliany[22]
Seasonal: Kharkiv,[23][24] Lviv,[25] Odessa[26]


Terminal building
Annual passenger statistics[27]
Year Total passengers Change from previous year
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

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.[28]

Annual passenger numbers at Batumi international Airport[edit]

See source Wikidata query and sources.

Most Popular Routes[edit]

Country Destination Airport Weekly flights[29] Airlines
 Israel Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport 7 Georgian Airways (1 weekly); Arkia (2 weekly); El Al (4 weekly)
 Turkey Istanbul Istanbul Airport 7 Turkish Airlines (7 weekly)
 Russia Moscow Moscow Domodedovo Airport 4 S7 Airlines (2 weekly); Ural Airlines (2 weekly)
 Belarus Minsk Minsk National Airport 2 Belavia (2 weekly)
 Ukraine Kyiv Kyiv-Zhuliany 2 Yanair (2 weekly)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Airport information for UGSB Archived 3 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine 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. ^ – Airport profile (p.11)[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ – Airport profile (p.15)[permanent dead link]
  6. ^
  7. ^ Liu, Jim (11 October 2018). "Buta Airways adds Batumi from June 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  8. ^ Liu, Jim (10 January 2020). "flydubai resumes Batumi service in S20".
  9. ^ Liu, Jim. "flynas S20 Network Expansion". Routesonline. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Батуми и Тель-Авив связал регулярный авиарейс | Вестник Кавказа" (in Russian). Vestnik Kavkaza. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  11. ^ Liu, Jim (15 July 2019). "Georgian Airways adds Batumi – Yerevan service from July 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  12. ^ Liu, Jim (28 May 2019). "Georgian Airways adds Batumi – Amman scheduled charters in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  13. ^ Mammadova, Tamilla (3 September 2019). "First charter flight from Vilnius to Batumi, Georgia, completed". Trend.Az. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  14. ^ Liu, Jim. "Pegasus adds Istanbul – Batumi service from late-March 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 23 December 2019.
  15. ^ Liu, Jim (5 February 2019). "SCAT adds Astana – Batumi service from June 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  16. ^ Liu, Jim (20 February 2019). "SkyUp Airlines updates S19 network expansion". Routesonline.
  17. ^ "freight monitor".
  18. ^ "Travel forum "Win with the Lion!": SkyUp announces the opening of new destinations from Lviv". 29 November 2019.
  19. ^ "Opening of summer ticket sales from Zaporizhzhia". 5 December 2019.
  20. ^ Liu, Jim (10 February 2019). "Batumi and Tallinn to be connected by charter flights this summer". Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  21. ^ Liu, Jim (25 January 2017). "Sun d'Or plans new routes in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  22. ^ "З "Жулян" у Грузію додадуть нові рейси". Українська правда. Iнтерфакс-Україна. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  23. ^ "Yanair летом начнет полеты из Харькова в Батуми". Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  24. ^ Liu, Jim (22 April 2018). "Yanair adds Kharkiv – Batumi service in S18". Routesonline. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  25. ^ "Yanair открыл продажи на прямые рейсы Львов-Батуми". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  26. ^ "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.
  27. ^ "Flight Schedule and Statistics - Kutaisi David the Builder International Airport". Civil Aviation Agency of Georgia. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  28. ^
  29. ^ "International passenger flights from Batumi Airport".

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