Georgia Starts to Resume Charter Flights to Sharm El-Sheikh; Says Ambassador

Georgia is currently operating weekly charter flights from the capital Tbilisi to Sharm El-Sheikh, seeking to bolster  bilateral cooperation in tourism sector and to increase the number of Georgian tourists to Egypt, Egyptian official agency reported on Tuesday.

MENA on Tuesday quoted Georgia’s ambassador to Egypt H.E. Archil Dzuliashvili as saying that the first airplanes, having on board Georgian tourists, reached Sharm El-Sheikh three days ago.

This comes after Georgia had canceled multiple flights to Egypt due to the unstable security conditions the North African country was going through.

Ambassador Dzuliashvili expected that that the number of the charter flights to Sharm El-Sheikh is likely to grow by the beginning of 2014, noting that there is another charter flight from Tbilisi to Cairo.

He further said his country is seeking to switch tourist trips to Egypt into scheduled flights.