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Tbilisi International Airport
თბილისის საერთაშორისო აეროპორტი
IATA: TBS – ICAO: UGTB
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Georgia
Operator Tav Georgia
Serves Tbilisi
Location Tbilisi
Elevation AMSL 1,624 ft / 495 m
Coordinates 41°40′09″N 044°57′17″E / 41.66917°N 44.95472°E / 41.66917; 44.95472 (Tbilisi International Airport)Coordinates: 41°40′09″N 044°57′17″E / 41.66917°N 44.95472°E / 41.66917; 44.95472 (Tbilisi International Airport)
Website www.tbilisiairport.com
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13R/31L 3,000 9,843 Concrete
13L/31R 2,500 8,202 Asphalt/Concrete
Helipads
Number Length Surface
m ft
H1 30 98 Asphalt/Concrete
Source: Georgian AIP at EUROCONTROL

Tbilisi International Airport (Georgian: თბილისის საერთაშორისო აეროპორტი) (IATA: TBS, ICAO: UGTB) is the main international airport in Georgia, located 17 km (11 mi) southeast of the capital Tbilisi.

In February 2007, the reconstruction project was finished. The project consisted of construction of a new international terminal, car park, improvements to the apron, taxiway and runway and acquisition of ground handling equipment at Tbilisi International Airport. A rail link to the city centre has been constructed. There is an infrequent rail service to the city centre of Tbilisi (6 trains per day in each direction). George W. Bush Avenue leads from the airport to downtown Tbilisi.

The airport is a product of a contemporary and functional design, boasting high technology. It is designed to provide the optimum flow of both passengers and luggage from the parking lot to the planes with a 25,000 square meter total usable area. It has the ability and flexibility to easily facilitate future expansions without interrupting terminal operations. It has been fitted with high-tech contemporary systems, keeping passenger convenience and efficiency of the terminal operations in mind, throughout functional spaces organized in an elegant manner. The Food and Beverage operations at the Tbilisi International Airport are carried out by BTA at 7 points with a staff of 75, while ATU provides Duty Free services at its four stores.

The implementing agency and the borrower for the project is TAV Urban Georgia, a concessionaire and SPV for the construction and operation of Tbilisi International Airport.

The total project cost was 90.5 million USD. The capacity of the new terminal building is 2.8 million passengers per year.

In 2007, the airport handled 615,873 passengers, representing an increase of 8.5 % over 2006. The number of aircraft movements increased by 18.7%. In 2009, the airport handled 702,373 passengers and 12,245 tonnes of cargo.

History

The first airport terminal building was constructed in 1952. Designed by the architect V. Beridze in the style of Stalinist architecture the building featured a floor plan with symmetric axes and a monumental risalit in the form of a portico. The two side wings featured blind arcades in giant order. A new terminal building was finished in 1990, designed in the International style.

In 1981 Tbilisi airport was the twelfth largest airport in the Soviet Union, with 1,478,000 passengers on so-called central lines, that is on flights connecting Tbilisi with cities in other union republics. In 1998 the number of passenger had shrunk to 230,000 per year. In 2007 the airport handled 615,873 passengers.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Aerosvit Airlines Kiev-Boryspil, Odessa
Aerostar Airlines Kiev-Boryspil
airBaltic Riga
Air Batumi Batumi, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Kiev-Boryspil, Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Trabzon, Samsun
Arkia Israel Airlines Tel Aviv [seasonal]
Armavia Yerevan
Georgian Airlines Vienna
Georgian operated by Tyrolean Airways Vienna
Azerbaijan Airlines Baku
Belavia Minsk
bmi London-Heathrow
Czech Airlines Prague
Donbassaero Donetsk
Dniproavia Dnepropetrovsk
Georgian Airways Amsterdam, Antalya, Athens, Batumi, Donetsk, Dubai, Frankfurt, Kharkiv, Kiev-Boryspil, Minsk, Moscow, Odessa, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Tehran, Tel Aviv, Vienna, Hurghada, Sharm El-Sheikh
Georgian International Airlines Aktau, Baku, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Simferopol, Tashkent, Trabzon, Vilnius
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw
Lufthansa Munich
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen [begins 10 October]
S7 Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
SCAT Aktau
Sky Georgia Batumi, Antalya
TAM Air Donetsk, Kharkiv
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev-Boryspil

Charter airlines

Airlines Destinations
Wind Rose Aviation Kiev-Boryspil

Cargo airlines

Airlines Destinations
Cargolux Luxembourg
Coyne Airways Aktau, Ashgabat, Atyrau, Baku, Cologne/Bonn, London-Stansted, Türkmenbaşy, Yerevan
Jade Cargo International Frankfurt, Shanghai-Pudong


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General Info
Country Georgia
ICAO ID UGTB
Time UTC+3(+4DT)
Latitude 41.669167
41° 40' 09.00" N
Longitude 44.954722
044° 57' 17.00" E
Elevation 1624 feet
495 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 005° E (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Alternate Name NOVOALEXEYEVKA
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October


Communications
TWR 128.0
GND 119.0
ATIS 132.8
APP 127.2


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
13R/31L 9843 x 147 feet
3000 x 45 meters
CONCRETE. 039RAXT YES
13L/31R 8202 x 196 feet
2500 x 60 meters
ASPHALT 028RBXT NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME TBS TBILISI 084X 113.7 1.4 NM 316.1
NDB VP TBILISI - 697 3.7 NM 129.3


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Unknown fuel type or whether there is any fuel.
Oil O-133, 1010, jet Engine Oil (MIL l 6081)
Other Fluids OX, Indicates oxygen servicing when type of servicing is unknown


Remarks
CAUTION Acft with a nose wheel turn rad more than 50', turn around only on the thld of runway 13R/31L.
FUEL (NC-TS1) w/FSII
OIL O-MK8P



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