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Tbilisi International Airport

Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport
თბილისის შოთა რუსთაველის სახელობის საერთაშორისო აეროპორტი
Airport type Public
Owner United Airports of Georgia LLC
Operator TAV Airports Holding
Serves Tbilisi
Location Georgia
Hub for Georgian Airways
Elevation AMSL 1,624 ft / 495 m
Location within Georgia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13R/31L 3,000 9,843 Concrete
Number Length Surface
m ft
H1 30 98 Asphalt/Concrete
Source: Georgian EUROCONTROL[1]

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Annual passenger statistics[22]
Year Total passengers Change from previous year
Increase 3.7%
Increase 8.5%
Increase 16.1%
Decrease 1.7%
Increase 17.1%
Increase 28.7%
Increase 15.2%
Increase 17.8%
Increase 9.7%


Airlines Destinations
Cargolux Baku, Kuala Lumpur, Luxembourg, Singapore
Coyne Airways Aktau, Aktobe, Amsterdam, Ashgabat, Atyrau, Balkanabat, Baku, Kyzylorda, Mary, Oral, Shymkent, Turkmenbashi, Yerevan[21]
Qatar Airways Cargo Doha, Milan-Malpensa
Silk Way Airlines Baku
Turkish Airlines Cargo Istanbul-Atatürk


Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Athens
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo[11]
Air Arabia Sharjah
Air Astana Almaty
Seaonal: Astana[12]
airBaltic Riga
Air Cairo Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh
Alitalia Seasonal: Rome-Fiumicino
Arkia Israel Airlines Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
AtlasGlobal Istanbul-Atatürk
Azerbaijan Airlines Baku
Belavia Minsk-National
China Southern Airlines Ürümqi
Ellinair Seasonal: Thessaloniki[13]
flydubai Dubai-International[14]
Georgian Airways Amsterdam, Batumi, Kutaisi, Moscow-Vnukovo, Odessa, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Rostov-on-Don,[15] St Petersburg, Samara, Vienna, Yerevan[16]
Seasonal: Tehran-Imam Khomeini
Israir Airlines Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw-Chopin
Lufthansa Munich
Mahan Air Tehran-Imam Khomeini[17]
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen[18]
Qatar Airways Baku, Doha
S7 Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
SCAT Aktau
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev-Boryspil
Ural Airlines St Petersburg,[19] Yekaterinburg
Yanair Kiev-Zhulyany[20]


Airlines and destinations

Passenger traffic at the airport more than doubled between 2009 and 2013 to almost 1.44 million passengers.

Tbilisi International Airport is operated by TAV since October, 2005. In Georgia the company also operates airport in Batumi for 20-year term starting from May 2007.[9] TAV Airports Holding, which owns 76% shares in Tbilisi airport operator TAV Urban Georgia, agreed with the Georgian state-owned United Airports of Georgia to reconstruct the unused runway, one of the two runways at the Tbilisi airport. The old runway will be reconstructed and extended according to ICAO standards and code F regulations and will be able to accept all type of aircraft, including the Boeing 747-8, Airbus A380-800, Antonov An-225 and Antonov An-124. A new F Code taxiway is also planned.[10]

The first airport terminal building was constructed in 1952. Designed by the architect V. Beridze in the style of Stalinist architecture the building featured a floor plan with symmetric axes and a monumental risalit in the form of a portico. The two side wings featured blind arcades in giant order. A new terminal building was finished in 1990, designed in the International style.[6] In 1981 Tbilisi airport was the 12th largest airport in the Soviet Union, with 1,478,000 passengers on so-called central lines, that is on flights connecting Tbilisi with cities in other Soviet republics.[7] In 1998 the number of passengers had shrunk to 230,000 per year.[8]

The airport's former main terminal complex
Passport control
Third Floor used for departures
Ground floor arrivals and check-in
Departure hall


The implementing agency and the borrower for the project is special purpose vehicle for the construction and operation of the airport.

The airport has a contemporary and functional design. It is designed to provide the optimum flow of both passengers and luggage from the parking lot to the planes, with a 25,000 square meter total usable area. There is scope for future expansions without interrupting terminal operations. It has high-tech contemporary systems, keeping passenger convenience and efficiency of the terminal operations in mind, throughout functional spaces organized in an elegant manner. The food and beverage operations are carried out by BTA at 7 points with a staff of 75, while ATU provides Duty Free services at its four stores.[4] The total project cost was 90.5 million USD. The capacity of the new terminal building is 2.8 million passengers per year.[5]

[3] February 2007 saw the completion of a reconstruction project, with the construction of a new international terminal, a car park, improvements to the apron, taxiway and runway and the acquisition of ground handling equipment. A rail link to the city centre has been constructed, with an infrequent rail service of 6 trains per day each way.



  • Overview 1
  • History 2
  • Airlines and destinations 3
    • Passenger 3.1
    • Cargo 3.2
  • Statistics 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

. Tbilisi of the capital [1]

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