Georgian Airways, formerly named Airzena, is the flag carrier of Georgia. Despite being the flag carrier, the airline is privately-owned and is separate from the Georgian government. The airline became the flag carrier of Georgia in 1999 and rebranded as Georgian Airways in 2004, which is the name it operates as today.
The airline is based at Tbilisi International Airport and flies to many destinations in Europe and Asia. Privately owned and professionally run, Georgian Airways flies to over 25 destinations overall.
The airline was founded in September 1993 under the name Airzena and began operating charter flights to the United Arab Emirates, Italy, China, Egypt, India, Syria. Shortly after, it started operating its first scheduled flights to Austria.
It has a codeshare agreement with airBaltic, Air France, Armenia Aircompany, Austrian Airlines and KLM.
Please note that Georgian Airways is not to be confused with Georgian International Airlines (formerly EuroLine Airlines), who are a completely separate airline.
Georgian Airways operates a different baggage policy depending on type of bag purchased.
Passengers in Economy Class are entitled to one item of carry-on baggage that is no heavier than 8 kg.
Passengers in Business Class are entitled to one item of carry-on baggage that is no heavier than 12kg.
Baggage must not exceed the overall dimensions of 155 cm.
The checked baggage allowance for Georgian Airways flights will depend on the cabin class and fare purchased. Here's a table detailing the different baggage allowance for each class/fare:
Infants (under 2 years)
The Economy Class cabin is both clean and comfortable. There are three different economy fares:
Regardless of which fare you choose, the in-flight experience in Economy Class remains the same.
Economy offers comfortable padded seating. Depending on the aircraft flown on, the Economy Class cabin has between 50–132 seats.
Business Class is Georgian Airways most luxurious cabin class, with a special service delivered by the airline's attentive cabin crew, in an exclusive separate section of the plane.
The business class fare includes a special onboard three-course meal, included in the fare.
Business Class flights are fully refundable and exchangeable without any surcharges.
Business Class passengers are given access to Business Class lounges at the following airports Moscow (VKI), Amsterdam (AMS), St.Peterburg(LED) and Tel Aviv (TLV).
Business Class offers an upgraded seat on the plane, in a private and separate cabin. Passengers will enjoy comfortable and spacious seating with a generous amount of legroom.
Georgian Airways passengers can check in for their flights either online or at the airport.
This is only available for flights departing from Amsterdam (AMS), Batumi (BUS), Berlin (SXF), Kiev (KBP), Moscow (VKO), Prague (PRG), St.Petersburg (LED), Tbilisi (TBS), Vienna (VIE) and Yerevan (EVN).
Passengers can also check-in for their flights at the airport by visiting the check-in counter. It is recommended that passengers arrive three hours before the scheduled departure time to ensure they have enough time for check-in, security and to get to the boarding gate.
Georgian Airways flies to a number of destinations, with connections to cities such as Vienna, Amsterdam, Vienna, Athens, Batumi, Moscow, London, Tel Aviv and many more.
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Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport (TBS) is the main international airport in Georgia and is the hub airport for Georgian Airways. The airport is located southwest of Georgia's capital Tbilisi.
Georgian Airways has used Tbilisi International as its primary hub since it began flying in 1994. Other than Georgian Airways, MyWay Airlines is the only passenger airline that uses Tbilisi International as a hub airport. Air Georgia Express, a cargo airline based in Georgia, also uses the airport as its hub.
Other airlines that fly from and to Tbilisi International Airport include Turkish Airlines, Aeroflot, Air Astana, Armenia Aircompany, Flydubai, Wings of Lebanon, Qatar, YanAir, Georgian Wings and previously Saratov Airlines before it ceased operations.
Georgian Airways has a mixed fleet, with larger aircraft from manufacturers Boeing and Embraer and smaller, regional jets from Bombardier. Overall, the airline has 9 aircraft within its fleet.
Georgian Airways isn't currently a member of an airline alliance. However, it does have an interline agreement with the following airlines:
Georgian Airways doesn't have a frequent flyer program at this time.