Runway of Almbrolauri Airport is Officially Opened

New runway of Ambrolauri Airport was officially opened today. Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, was the passenger of the aircraft, which landed first on the newly opened runway. 1 100-meter long runway, 30 meters in width, can receive L 410 (with 19 seats) aircrafts without limitation.

“Today is very emotional day for me. A month ago, when I visited the farmers of company “Blauenstein”, here was only the clear field. Today there is an airfield, which opens up completely new opportunities for the region – first of all for the residents, because the regular flights will be scheduled and it will be possible to come to Racha in less than an hour, any time of year, as well as - to go to the capital any time,”- said the Prime Minister and added that this project is essential for the local residents and for development of tourism.

The Head of the Government expressed special gratitude to the people who were involved in realization of this project – Ms. Ketevan Aleksidze, the director of “United Airports of Georgia” LLC of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Mr. Guram Jalaghonia, the head of the Civil Aviation Agency and Mr. Gocha Mezvrishvili, director general of “Sakaeronavigatsia” Ltd. The Prime Minister also thanked the company “Black Sea Group”, which carried out the quality works during a short period of time.

Until the end of 2016, “Sakaeronavigatsia” Ltd. will build new tower and install modern navigation systems in Ambrolauri. In the meantime, air traffic control will be carried out from the mobile tower of the company. On the first stage “Sakaeronavigatsia” Ltd. will employ 10 people in Ambrolauri Airport; vacancies are announced for every position. 4 air traffic controllers will be selected through the open competition and they will master this difficult profession at the Aviation University of the Czech Republic.