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|Founded||1994 (as Airzena)|
|Hubs||Tbilisi International Airport|
|Company slogan||Fly with us|
|Key people||Givi Davitashvili, General Director|
Georgian Airways (Georgian: ჯორჯიან ეარვეისი), formerly Airzena, is the privately owned flag carrier of Georgia, with its headquarters in Tbilisi. Its main base is Tbilisi International Airport.
The air company Airzena was established in September 1993. Initially, Airzena operated charter flights to the United Arab Emirates, Italy, China, Egypt, India, Syria, as well as a regular flight to Vienna. In that economically and politically complicated period, due to the correctly selected strategy, the company succeeded to achieve recognition and retain its share in the aviation market.
In 1999 Airzena became the flag carrier of Georgia. In August 2004, the company changed its name to Georgian Airways.
In the first half of 2000 the air company's management made a decision to modernize the fleet, and leased two Boeing 737-500 aircraft from a German company Hapag-Lloyd. This was the first case when the Georgian air company started operating the up-to-date Western equipment. Since that time, Georgian Airways has been permanently developing and modernizing its fleet.
The Georgian Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft as of March 2017:
The airline fleet previously included the following aircraft:
Accidents and incidents
- On 4 April 2011, Georgian Airways Flight 860, operated by Bombardier CRJ100ER 4L-GAE crashed at N'djili Airport, Kinshasha, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Thirty-two of the 33 people on board were killed.
- "Contacts." Georgian Airways. Retrieved on 28 May 2012. "12 RUSTAVELI AVE. 0108 TBILISI, GEORGIA" – Georgian address: "რუსთაველის გამზირი 12 0108 თბილისი, საქართველო.", Russian address: "Грузия, Тбилиси, проспект Руставели 12, 0108"
- Flight International 3 April 2007
- "Profile on Georgian Airways". CAPA. Centre for Aviation. Archived from the original on 2016-11-02. Retrieved 2016-11-02.
- "Investigation Report of accident involving Georgian Airways aircraft CRJ-100ER (4L-GAE) at Kinshasha's N'djili Airport Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 4 April 2011" (PDF). Ministry of the Transportation and Ways of Communication. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
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