flyvista’s Tbilisi to Tehran
Cutting the celebratory cake for the launch of flyvista’s twice-weekly operation from Tbilisi to Tehran are: Yiltan Oktem, Deputy Terminal Operations Manager, TAV Georgia; Gregory Pomerantsev, CEO flyvista; Tea Zakaradze, Deputy General Manager, TAV Georgia; and Akaki Barkaia, Ground Handling Manager, TAV Georgia.
- flyvista, a new start-up carrier based in Tbilisi (TBS), commenced operations on 4 August, with the start of twice-weekly (Mondays and Thursdays) flights to Tehran (IKA). Operated by the airline’s single 737-300, the 880-kilometre sector will face no direct competition. Other planned destinations include Moscow, Almaty, Kiev, Istanbul, Baku, Prague and Minsk. TAV Georgia’s General Manager Mete Erkal said during the celebration cocktail for the first flight: “I am glad that new flights from Tbilisi International Airport toward Tehran will be served by new Georgian air company flyvista. This company will also perform Tbilisi-Kiev-Tbilisi flights from autumn. We are sure that such kind of novelty will increase the number of passengers in Tbilisi International Airport. TAV Georgia, as the operator company of Tbilisi and Batumi International Airports is glad to support the new local air company for its successful operation.” Speaking at the same event, CEO of flyvista Gregory Pomerantsev said: “We are pleased to announce the launch of flyvista flight operations from its base in Tbilisi. Market research reveals that there is a sufficient flow of passengers on the routes between Georgia and its neighbouring markets, including the route Tbilisi-Tehran. We are confident that friendly and competitive travelling alternatives will stimulate travel activities and help to promote inbound tourism to Georgia.”