Permit to carry out flights twice a week was received from Israel, Georgian Airways informs. The company plans to launch temporary schedule for flights between Tbilisi and Tel-Aviv on May 29 (Tuesday and Sunday). However, the previous schedule (Thursday and Sunday) will be resumed after July 1.
Israeli side has cancelled one of the flights of Georgian company 2 weeks ago. Joint Transport Administration of Georgia and Israel ambassador to Georgia assisted to settle the issue and resume flights, Georgian Airways notes.
It should be noted, that foreign airliners carry our flights a par with local ones. Israeli air company Arkia performs flights once a week.
However, agreement signed with Israel, envisaged not upholding flight frequency parity but equal amount of seats. Airplanes of Georgian Airways have 112 and 148 seats, while one of Arkia has 260 seats, Georgian air company explains.
In accordance with Georgian Airways, load rate on Tbilisi – Tel-Aviv route makes up 60-70%.