Passengers on the inaugural Borajet Airlines flight between Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen and Batumi were welcomed with a cocktail at the terminal in Georgia, and treated a special celebration cake. VIPs handling the ceremony were: Mikail Develioğlu, Representative of Turkish Consulate in Batumi; Mamia Berdzenishvili, Representative of the department of Tourism and resorts of Adjara; Shenol Sezer, Representative of Borajet Airlines; Sait Faik Gurshen, Representative of Turkish Consulate in Batumi; Mert Kandiyeli, Batumi International Airport’s Manager TAV Georgia; Ozlem Suna, Representative of Borajet Airlines; Asan Kanarya, Representative of Borajet Airlines; and İbrahim Eren, Representative of Borajet Airlines.
- Borajet Airlines began flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (SAW) on 4 September to Batumi (BUS). The seaside city of Batumi sits on Georgia’s Black Sea coast and is the capital of Adjara, an autonomous republic in the south-west of the country. The airline will operate services thrice-weekly, using its E190 and E195 fleet. There is currently no direct competition on the 1,032-kilometre airport pair, although Turkish Airlines does offer a daily service on the city pair, but operated from its Istanbul Atatürk hub.