Sky Georgia

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Sky Georgia
სქაი ჯორჯია
Sky Georgia logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
QB GFG NATIONAL
Founded 1998 as Air Bisec
Ceased operations 2011
Operating bases Tbilisi International Airport
Fleet size 1
Company slogan Sky is the Limit...
Headquarters Tbilisi, Georgia
Website skygeorgia.org

Sky Georgia (Georgian: საერთაშორისო ავიაკომპანია „სქაი ჯორჯია“ - saertašoriso aviaqompania «sqai dzhordzhia») was an airline from Tbilisi, Georgia, operating out of Tbilisi International Airport.[1]

History[edit]

The airline was established in 1998 as Air Bisec.[2] In 2004, it was renamed Georgian National Airlines.[2] The current Sky Georgia brand[3] was adopted in 2008,[2] when the company was acquired by US-based Sky Investment Group.[4] In October 2009, the airline ceased all scheduled flights and stated that it would concentrate on cargo rather than on passenger transport.[4] In January 2010, three Ilyushin Il-76 freighter aircraft were leased.[4]

During 2007, the airline (which was called Georgian National Airlines at that time) had a codeshare agreement with airBaltic on the latter's route from Riga to Tbilisi.[5] In summer 2008, scheduled and charter services were operated from Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Batumi to destinations in Europe and Central Asia.[citation needed] On 9 August 2008, following the outbreak of the 2008 South Ossetia war, Georgian National Airlines was banned from operating into Russia. After the crisis, flights were not resumed.[5]

Destinations[edit]

A Tupolev Tu-134 of Georgian National Airlines in 2006, shortly after take-off at Vnukovo International Airport.
A Sky Georgia Ilyushin Il-76 at Pardubice Airport in 2011.

As of January 2011, the official Sky Georgia timetable does not list any scheduled flights.[6]

Former destinations[edit]

Sky Georgia used to serve the following scheduled destinations[citation needed]:

Asia
Europe

Fleet[edit]

Historic fleet[edit]

Over the years, the airline operated the following aircraft types:

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Georgian National Airlines at Wikimedia Commons