By Rashid Shirinov
The skies will soon be flocked with small planes as the Georgian airline Aviator will launch flights to Azerbaijan.
Air taxi services will be set up aiming for a convenient mode of transportation for locals and tourists following the increase in the number of travels between Georgia and Azerbaijan.
"The cost of the air taxi services en route Tbilisi-Baku-Tbilisi, provided by the airline, is $6,930 regardless of the number of passengers," a source in the company told Trend.
Aviator is the first Georgian Airline by Adjara Group Hospitality offering Air Taxi services – flying both, domestic and international routes. Based in Tbilisi International Airport, brand new King Air® C90GTx will be offering flights to all airports in Georgia and Caucasus Region, including Baku, Trabzon, Istanbul and others.
The flights will be performed with brand new Beechcraft King Air® C90GTx. Equipped with 5 seat business class interior and latest technologies, aircraft provides comfort and safety during the flight.
“We get a relevant permission before each flight. Moreover, we have no restrictions. The cost of the permit is 100 euros," the company said.
Speaking about the possibility of opening flights to other cities of Azerbaijan, the source said that the maximum flight range of the aircraft is 1,700 kilometers; therefore, the company can fly to any city in this range.
Today, tourism in Azerbaijan is one of the most promising economic sectors. Compared to 2015, last year there was an 11.7 percent growth in the number of tourists, and the figure hit 2,242,783 people. A significant part of them – 22.5 percent – were the visitors from Georgia.
As for the travels to Georgia, more than 1.5 million citizens of Azerbaijan visited the country in 2016. Thus, Azerbaijan led the top countries, representatives of which visited Georgia in past year.
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