Georgian Airways will set up flights between Moscow and Tbilisi starting 20 May, TASS cites the Georgian Agency of Civilian Aviation.
Georgian Airways has become the second air company to have been granted such licence after Russia’s Azimuth whose first flight from Moscow to Tbilisi is scheduled for 19 May.
Vladimir Putin signed a decree that restored direct air traffic between Moscow and Tbilisi earlier. Russia’s Ministry of Transport announced that there would be 7 flights between the capitals of the two countries each week.
Georgia’s authorities stated that they would allow direct flights run by Russian air companies, but only those who are not under sanctions. The Georgian Agency of Civilian Aviation reported that a total of five air companies applied for a licence to run such flights, including Georgian Airways.