Georgia is one of the Eurasian countries that hosts many tourists from all over the world every year due to its beautiful nature and mild climate. Tbilisi, the capital of this country, is one of the most popular tourist areas in Georgia. In general, foreign travel is usually done by air. Therefore, in this section, we would like to introduce the airports of Georgia and their facilities.
Introduction of international airports in Georgia
There are three international airports in Georgia, which we will introduce below:
Tbilisi International Airport
The original name of this airport is Shota Rustaveli, but it is usually called Tbilisi Airport, which is located 11 kilometers southeast of Tbilisi. This airport is connected to the center of Tbilisi through a highway named George Bush (Kakhti Highway) and Europe Street. Tbilisi Airport was established in 1953 and currently has direct and indirect flights to all parts of the world. The building of this airport is one-story and has a 3-kilometer runway made of concrete. The land area of Tbilisi Airport is approximately 25,000 square meters and it is designed and built in a completely modern way. In 1981, the provision of special services at this airport made it the 12th busiest airport in the Soviet Union.
Tbilisi Airport has all the necessary standards and for this reason it has obtained the approval of the American National Aviation Organization. Among the necessary facilities in this airport are 2 terminals with an area of 150 square meters, 5 airplane parking lots, 2 completely separate exits, 3 elevators, a parking lot with a capacity of 250 vehicles, 7 food and beverage stores, and a bank branch. You can also use 6 ATMs in this store.
How to get to Tbilisi Airport
There are different ways to reach Tbilisi airport. The first method is to use airport taxis, which is very convenient, but it is the most expensive method. The second method, which is the cheapest, is to use public transportation system.
Kutaisi International Airport
Another international airport in Georgia that has been growing all the time and received about 33% more passengers in 2018 and more than 50% in 2019. This airport is approximately 14 kilometers from the west of the city and has significant facilities. As soon as you arrive, you can use the free internet of this airport without any restrictions. If you want to serve food and drinks, the airport cafe will be the best place for you. There is also a 24-hour store in this airport where you can buy the items you need. Car rental office, several banks and ATMs, parking, etc. are other facilities of Kutaisi International Airport. Georgian people make most of their European trips through this airport, because the cost of tickets to European countries is cheaper from this airport.
How to reach Kutaisi Airport
Access to Kutaisi Airport is very easy. Since it is not far from the city, you can use a taxi at a reasonable cost. Also, city buses operate in this place, which are suitable for traveling to and from the airport at a very low cost.
Batumi International Airport
Batumi Airport was built by a famous engineer in the field of aerospace; a relatively small but modern airport that is only 2 km away from the city. Therefore, access to Batumi airport is easily possible. This small airport annually hosts many travelers from all over the world in such a way that it has the title of the second most popular destination in Georgia. There are some cafes and stores to buy items needed by travelers as well as souvenirs at Batumi Airport.
How to reach Batumi Airport
To reach Batumi airport, you can use bus or taxi in addition to airport services of hotels. You will need about 20 minutes by bus and about 10 minutes by taxi to travel between the airport and the city center.