Georgian Airways

For the airline based in the U.S. state of Georgia, see GeorgiaSkies.
Georgian Airways
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1994 (as Airzena)
Hubs Tbilisi International Airport
Focus cities
Fleet size 6
Destinations 12
Company slogan Fly with us
Headquarters Tbilisi, Georgia
Key people Iase Zautashvili, General Director

Georgian Airways (Georgian: ჯორჯიან ეარვეისი), formerly Airzena, is the privately owned flag carrier of Georgia, with its headquarters in Tbilisi.[1] Its main base is Tbilisi International Airport.[2]


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.[3] As of July 2013, the deal has not been finalized due to the declaration of bankruptcy by Armavia.

In 2014, Georgian Airways began operating flights from Tbilisi to Tel Aviv and Moscow.

Accidents and incidents


Georgian Airways destinations (December 2014)[5]

Georgian Airways is operating services from Georgia to destinations in Austria, Israel, the Netherlands, Russia and Saudi Arabia

Codeshare agreements

Georgian Airways has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:[6]


Georgian Airways Boeing 737-500

The Georgian Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[7]

Georgian Airways Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
J Y Total
Boeing 737-700 2 12 120 132
Bombardier CRJ100ER 1 6 44 50
Bombardier CRJ200LR 1 6 44 50
Bombardier Challenger 850 1
Embraer 170LR 1
Total 6 1

The airline fleet previously included the following aircraft:


  1. "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"
  2. Flight International 3 April 2007
  3. "Armenian businessman intends to buy Georgian air company | Armenia News". 13 June 2009. Retrieved 2012-05-25.
  4. "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.
  5. destinations of Georgian Airways
  6. "Profile on Georgian Airways". CAPA. Centre for Aviation. Archived from the original on 2016-11-02. Retrieved 2016-11-02.
  7. "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 14.

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