Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday, May 26, at a meeting with members of Delovaya Rossiya that he was surprised by Georgia’s reaction to the abolition of visas by Moscow, RIA Novosti reports. “Unwanted Flight” How the first plane from Moscow in four years was met in Tbilisi Azimuth plane, which made the first flight from Moscow after a four-year break… 19 May 15:54
“For me, the reaction that followed was a complete surprise. I thought everyone would say, well, thank you, good.
No, there was some kind of completely incomprehensible storm on this issue. Very strange. And just, frankly, unexpected. When I look from the side, I think: they are completely crazy, or what? It is not clear what is going on there,” the Russian leader said. “Save new regions as part of Russia.” China‘s special envoy met with Lavrov China‘s special envoy Li Hui called for an immediate ceasefire during a visit to Europe… 26 May 19:48
Putin explained that he wanted to support people who seek to build normal relations with Russia in Georgia itself, as well as Russian businesses and citizens who love the neighboring country. According to him, he made such a decision, including on the basis of the approaching holiday season.
“We are ready to go our part of the way, as I have already said, we are taking steps towards and will continue to do so, depending on how our partners react to this,” the head of state stressed.
Putin added that Georgia should decide for itself how to develop and which way to go. Through Tbilisi open air transit to five cities in Europe. How much do tickets cost? Transit flights through Tbilisi to five European cities will be launched by Georgian Airways. According to… 25 May 17:08
Cancellation of visas and resumption of flights
On May 10, the Russian president canceled the visa regime with Georgia and lifted the ban on direct flights to the republic.
In turn, Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili called Moscow’s decision a “provocation”. Her statement, however, was criticized by Irakli Kobakhidze, chairman of the ruling Georgian Dream party. “Kept the child’s body in the refrigerator.” The Moscow City Court sentenced Vitaly Berezhny On May 26, the Moscow City Court sentenced former Interior Ministry officer Vitaly Berezhny to life in prison… May 26, 20:38
On May 19, an aircraft of the Russian airline Azimuth took off from Vnukovo Airport to Tbilisi, making the first flight from Moscow after a four-year break.
About 200 opposition activists with placards came to the airport building in the capital of Georgia that day. They protested against the resumption of direct flights to Russia. Journalists asked provocative questions to passengers who came to Georgia on vacation, and Zurabishvili called the flight from the capital of the Russian Federation “undesirable.” “With the advent of competition, prices for direct flights will change.” Red Wings will fly to Georgia The Civil Aviation Authority of Georgia has issued a permit for Red Wings flights. The airline will fly… 19 May 14:52
On May 20, flights to Russia were resumed by the Georgian carrier Georgian Airways.
In addition, the Civil Aviation Authority of Georgia issued a permit for Red Wings flights – this airline will fly on the Sochi-Tbilisi and Moscow-Kutaisi routes and back three times a week. Military operation in Ukraine. Day 457 China‘s Special Representative Li Hui, during a visit to Europe, called for an immediate ceasefire… May 27 00:00
Later it became known that Georgian Airways would launch transit flights via Tbilisi to five European cities.
According to the founder of the airline, Tamaz Gaiashvili, the planes will fly to Italy, France, Austria, Greece and Cyprus.
According to his estimates, the demand on these routes will be “sufficient”, but few Russians fly directly to Georgia itself. This is confirmed by the participants of the tourism market.Putin lifted the ban on direct flights to Tbilisi and canceled the visa regime for Georgian citizens From May 15, Georgian citizens will be able to visit Russia for up to 90 days without issuing visas… 10 May 16:39
“The resumption of flights with Georgia has so far disappointed Russian tourists: transportation prices are quite high, which does not allow the destination to compete with other countries,” writes Profi.Travel.
However, along with the return of flights, the ban on the promotion and sale of tours was also canceled. And this has already given a 20% increase in sales, the portal was told in the host companies of Georgia.
Against this background, tour operators receive requests from tourists for beach tours in Batumi. But there is no direct flight connection with the resort yet, and tours with a flight to Tbilisi or on connecting flights are uncomfortable and expensive, TourDom.ru notes.