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THE REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1990, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 69,700 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 5.6 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS TBILISI, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS GEORGIAN.
The name of the country: Georgia.
Official Language: Georgian. (The language is one of the oldest in the world with its own scripture.)
Area: 69.7 thousand square meters.
Population: 4.469.200 (2011 year)
Big cities: Kutaisi, Batumi, Zugdidi, Rustavi.
The national currency: Georgian Lari (GEL).
Political system: Democratic Republic.
Religion: Orthodox Christian.
Time Zone: GMT +4
Country code: GEO
Internet code: ge
Location: Georgia is situated on the border of Europe and Asia, on the South-western part of Caucasus region. The border countries are: Russia; Turkey; Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Geography: Georgia is characterized by the diversity of nature (from snowy peaks to subtropical shores). The country is bordered by the Black sea from the west side. The average temperature of summers in Georgia is +22 degrees Celsius; in winter it is +5 degrees Celsius. The country’s 34% is covered by woods, 13% by lowlands.
The resorts: The city of Batumi is located on the shore of the Black sea which represents the administrative center of the Acharian autonomy.
On the Eastern part of the country, in the Kakheti Region, there are cities like Telavi and Signagi.
There is a multiplicity of the ski resorts in Georgia: Svaneti (which is located 1,800 meters above sea level). It is the highest populated point in the region. Kazbegi (is located 1,750 square meters above sea level, under the glacier).
The culture: Georgia is the country with one of the oldest cultures.
The Georgian national polyphonic songs and dances are famous and acknowledged around the world. The cultural originality of the country is reflected obviously upon the historical-cultural inheritance of the country and the architecture of the Georgian historical monuments.
The cuisine: The Georgian traditional cuisine is one of the richest around the world, which is popular not only inside the country but also outside of its borders. The Georgian wine is famous and popular around the world.
February 2013: Air Caucasus (ACY) has announced plans to now finally launch operations from Tbilisi Lochini (TBS) later this year initially offering regional services to Baku Heydar Aliev International (GYD), Yerevan Zvartnots (EVN) as well as Istanbul and yet to be named destinations in Russia, with the aim of establishing Tbilisi as a regional hub. It had initially planned to launch domestic operations in Georgia between Tbilisi and Kutaisi Kopitnari (KUT) last year but has not yet done so. Air Caucasus (ACY) will compete with Georgian Airways (GEI) and Fly Georgia (9Y, Tbilisi Lochini (TBS)) which already both operate with similar business models.
July 2013: Main base: Tbilisi Lochini Airport (TBS).
Tbilisi - Aktau -Tbilisi, 2x weekly, Wednesdays & Saturdays; Tbilisi - Astana - Tbilisi 1X weekly, Mondays; Tbilisi - Donetsk - TBILISI, 2x weekly, Mondays & Thursdays; Tbilisi - Istanbul - Tbilisi, 4x weekly, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, & Sundays; Tbilisi - Kharkov - Tbilisi, 2x weekly, on Mondays & Thursdays; Tbilisi - Kiev -Tbilisi, 4x weekly, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays; Tbilisi - Moscow -Tbilisi, 3x weekly, on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays; Tbilisi - Minsk - Tbilisi, 3x weekly, on Tuesdays, Fridays & Sundays; Tbilisi - Odessa - Tbilisi, 2x weekly, on Thursdays & Sundays; Tbilisi - St Petersburg - Tbilisi, 1x weekly, Fridays; Tbilisi - Tel Aviv -Tbilisi, 2x weekly, on Wednesdays & Sundays.
August 2013: Air Caucasus (ACY) launched operations with Tbilisi to Antalya, Turkey on Sunday, August 18.
Future flights would include Istanbul Atatürk and Astana followed by Kiev, Minsk International 2, Tashkent Yuzhny, Moscow, St Petersburg and, possibly, Samara Kurumoch in September 2013.
Air Caucasus (ACY) co-founders include A-Sonic Aerospace Limited, a Singaporean firm.
Air Caucasus (ACY) will compete with Georgian Airways ((IATA) Code: A9) (GEI) and FlyGeorgia (IATA) Code: 9Y) (FGE), both also based in Tbilisi and both operate with a similar business model.
September 2013: Air Caucasus (ACY) Director General, George Kodua, says lingering political tensions between Georgia and Russia are obstructing his airline's plans to start flights to Moscow. According to the "Central Asia Aero News," Air Caucasus (ACY) says that in response to a recent application to Moscow to start charter flights there, the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsiya, demanded to see additional confirmations from the Georgian Civil Aviation Administration (GCAA), a request the (GCAA) said it could not fulfil owing to a lack of diplomatic relations between the two countries. “We wrote to Moscow prior to receive an official letter from the Georgian side, stating we have already received permission from the Georgian side, but they require additional documentation and hinted that the case should be seen in a political light,” Mr Kodua stated.
In 2008, Georgia fought a five-day long war against Russia (along with the separatist Republic of South Ossetia and the Republic of Abkhazia), following which diplomatic ties between the two ex-Soviet states were broken off.
October 2013: Aeroflot (ARO) is planning to start operating to Georgia again five years after the short war between Georgia and Russia. It is currently waiting for negotiations between the two countries to conclude, regarding the traffic rights allowing (ARO) to restore connectivity between Moscow Sheremetyevo and Tbilisi. (ARO) plans to begin flights from Moscow to Tbilisi from next March on a daily basis using A320-200s. Both S7 Airlines (SBR) and Georgian Airways (GEI) already operate services between Moscow Domodedovo and Moscow Vnukovo and the Georgian airports of Batumi, Kutaisi, and Tblisi. In the meantime, Air Caucasus (ACY) also has plans to launch flights to Moscow but so far (ACY) has not received any response from Moscow regarding traffic rights according to its (CEO), George Kodua. Air Caucasus (ACY) already offers scheduled charter flights to Kiev Borispol, Donetsk, and Aktau.
Air Caucasus (ACY) serves 3 countries, 4 destinations and 3 routes.