Georgia (Caucasus) — Airports
Tbilisi International Airport
Tbilisi International Airport is the air gateway into Georgia. It is a modern facility which receives more than a million passengers annually. The airport is served by a number of international airlines that connect to major Asian and European hubs like Alitalia, British Airways, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Fly Georgia, and flagship carrier Georgian Airways. The last two offer seasonal and regular flights to the coastal town of Batumi. There are no direct flights to the US.
The airport has a standard terminal with regular passenger services. Helpful personnel man the information and lost luggage desks and a medical station is on hand for emergencies. Currency exchange counters are neatly lined up in both the Departures and Arrivals halls. Passenger lounges are available along with a number of souvenir shops and food and beverage outlets, including fast food joints and cafés. There are three duty-free shops selling staples plus local Georgian wines and authentic souvenirs.
There is a rental car office in the Arrivals hall, but public transportation is also readily available outside the terminal. There is a taxi stand curbside of the Arrivals area which are available around the clock. The journey to downtown takes about 20 to 30 minutes. The airport is also directly connected to the city center via the rail system. The airport station connects to central Tbilisi and is located a mere 70 meters from the terminal. Buses also stop in front of the Arrivals hall, with bus number 37 one of the fixed routes running between the airport and Georgia's capital.