|Founded||1994 (as Airzena)|
|Hubs||Tbilisi International Airport|
|Company slogan||Fly with us|
|Key people||Iase Zautashvili, General Director|
The airline was established and started operations in September 1994 as Airzena, initially operating business and charter flights. Scheduled services were added in 1997. Airzena merged with Air Georgia in November 1999 to form Airzena Georgian Airlines and adopted the current name on 1 October 2004.
In July 2011 Mikhail Bagdasarov, owner of Armenia’s national carrier, Armavia, planned to purchase Georgian Airways. As of July 2013, the deal has not been finalized due to the declaration of bankruptcy by Armavia.
Accidents and incidents
- On 4 April 2011, Georgian Airways Flight 860, operated by Bombardier CRJ100ER 4L-GAE crashed at N'djili Airport, Kinshasha, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Thirty-two of the 33 people on board were killed.
Georgian Airways has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:
|Bombardier Challenger 850||1||—|
The airline fleet previously included the following aircraft:
- "Contacts." Georgian Airways. Retrieved on 28 May 2012. "12 RUSTAVELI AVE. 0108 TBILISI, GEORGIA" – Georgian address: "რუსთაველის გამზირი 12 0108 თბილისი, საქართველო.", Russian address: "Грузия, Тбилиси, проспект Руставели 12, 0108"
- Flight International 3 April 2007
- "Armenian businessman intends to buy Georgian air company | Armenia News". NEWS.am. 13 June 2009. Retrieved 2012-05-25.
- "Investigation Report of accident involving Georgian Airways aircraft CRJ-100ER (4L-GAE) at Kinshasha's N'djili Airport Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 4 April 2011" (PDF). Ministry of the Transportation and Ways of Communication. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
- destinations of Georgian Airways
- "Profile on Georgian Airways". CAPA. Centre for Aviation. Archived from the original on 2016-11-02. Retrieved 2016-11-02.
- "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 14.
Media related to Georgian Airways at Wikimedia Commons