Georgian Airways
Georgian Airways logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
A9 TGZ TAMAZI
Founded1994 (as Airzena)
HubsTbilisi International Airport
Focus cities
Fleet size9
Destinations22 [1]
Company sloganFly with us
HeadquartersTbilisi, Georgia
Key peopleRoman Bokeria, General Director
Websitewww.georgian-airways.com/ge

Georgian Airways (Georgian: ჯორჯიან ეარვეისი), formerly Airzena, is the privately owned flag carrier of Georgia, with its headquarters in Tbilisi.[2] Its main base is Tbilisi International Airport.[3]

History

The airline Airzena was established in September 1993. Initially, Airzena operated charter flights to the United Arab Emirates, Italy, China, Egypt, India, and Syria, as well as a regularly scheduled flight to Vienna. The company managed to achieve recognition and retain its share in the aviation market during the economically and politically complicated period of the 1990s.

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 airline's management decided to modernise the fleet, and leased two Boeing 737-500s from Hapag-Lloyd. This was the first case of a Georgian airline operating up-to-date Western equipment.

Destinations

Georgian Airways is operating services from Georgia to destinations in Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, and in the United Kingdom

Codeshare agreements

Georgian Airways has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:[4]

Fleet

Current fleet

A former Georgian Airways Boeing 737-500 in 2011

The Georgian Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft as of June 2019:[5]

Georgian Airways fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
B E Total
Boeing 737-700 2 12 120 132
Boeing 737-800 1[6] TBA
Bombardier Challenger 850 1 VIP
Bombardier CRJ200LR 1 6 44 50
Embraer 190 3 9 88 97
Embraer 195 1 TBA
Total 9

The Bombardier Challenger 850 is for government and VIP use only.

Former fleet

The airline fleet previously included the following aircraft:

Safety rating, accidents and incidents

Georgian Airways has a 7/7 safety rating, the highest level, in AirlineRatings.[7]

References

  1. ^ Starting March 25, 2018 adding 5 new destinations
  2. ^ "Contacts". Georgian Airways. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  3. ^ Flight International 3 April 2007
  4. ^ "Profile on Georgian Airways". CAPA. Centre for Aviation. Archived from the original on 2 November 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Georgian Airways". Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Georgian Airways takes delivery of first B737-800". ch-aviation. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  7. ^ https://www.airlineratings.com/ratings/georgian-airways/ using these criteria; https://www.airlineratings.com/safety-rating-criteria/ This site is referred to by https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/world-best-airline-airlineratings/ and http://uk.businessinsider.com/best-airlines-2018-airlineratings-2017-11. Georgian Airways is not rated in Skytrax.
  8. ^ "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.

External links

Media related to Georgian Airways at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official website