Airports

Hamad International Airport

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Hamad International Airport is the sole international airport in the state of Qatar, and the home of Qatar’s flag carrier airline, Qatar Airways. Located south of its capital, Doha, it replaced the nearby Doha International Airport as Qatar's principal airport. The airport is named after the previous Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.  I first visited Hamad International airport at the start of 2022 while traveling in transit from Tbilisi (Georgia) to Colombo (Sri Lanka). Our…


Orio al Serio (Bergamo) International Airport

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Orio al Serio International Airport (IATA: BGY, ICAO: LIME), officially also known as Il Caravaggio International Airport, is the third busiest international airport in Italy. The airport is located in the municipal territory of Orio al Serio, 3.7 km (2.3 mi) southeast of Bergamo in Italy. The airport is 45 km (28 mi) north-east of Milan, where it operates alongside Malpensa Airport and Linate Airport, the city's other two primary airports. In 2018, airport served almost 13 million passengers…


Heydar Aliyev International Airport Baku

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Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport is one of the six international airports serving Azerbaijan. The airport is located 20 kilometers northeast of Baku, connected to the city by a modern highway. The airport serves as the home base for national carrier Azerbaijan Airlines and Buta Airways.   I've been flying from this airport back to Tbilisi with Buta Airways in early August 2019, see: About Buta Airways Baku - Tbilisi fight Two passenger terminals and two cargo terminals operate at…


Jūrmala airport

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Jūrmala Airport (ICAO: EVJA) is an airport located 5 km (3 mi) in the Engure parish, Latvia, southeast of Tukums. The airport is located in the territory of the former army airfield. All of the airport's technical infrastructure, runway and buildings are what was left of the former Soviet military Tukums air base, which was a spartan military airfield with a single long ramp and revetted area. The base was completely abandoned, but in 2010 the conversion of the base to a civil airport with…


DEL to TBS: Cheap Direct Flights from Delhi to Tbilisi From February 2019

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Starting February 2019, the largest Indian airline, Indigo, will operate daily Delhi-Tbilisi direct flights. The following was reported on November 14, 2018, by the company TAV Georgia, which owns the Tbilisi airport. (Source:Из Грузии будет летать прямой рейс в Индию )  Direct flights will be carried by aircraft Airbus 321. Airline Indigo was established in 2006, it operates flights to 59 destinations, from where 48 local and 11 international. The company's fleet is 195 aircraft. According…


Istanbul Airport

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Istanbul Airport will be the main international airport serving Istanbul. It is based in the Arnavutköy district on the European side of Istanbul, Turkey. The opening ceremony took place on 29 October 2018, scheduled so as to coincide with the 95th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic. On November 1 2018, five daily flights will start to arrive and depart from the airport: Ankara, Antalya, Baku, Ercan, İzmir.These flights will all be operated by Turkish Airlines. Regularly…


Number of Passengers served in Georgian Airports (2010-2017)

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Civil aviation is gaining the momentum in  Georgia. At the end of 2017 there were in total five airports located in Georgia. Tbilisi International Airport, Kutaisi David the Builder International Airport, Batumi International Airport, Mestia Queen Tamara Airport and recently constructed Ambrolauri airport. According to the Civil Aviation Agency, International airports in Georgia have served more than 4 million passengers in 2017, which is 43.4% more than in 2016. High growth was recorded in…


Athens International Airport

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Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos", commonly initialized as "AIA", began operation on 28 March 2001 and is the primary international airport that serves the city of Athens and the region of Attica. It is Greece's busiest airport and it serves as the hub and main base of Aegean Airlines as well as other Greek airlines. Athens International is the 28th busiest airport in Europe. I had a chance to visit Athens airport, during a short connecting flight by Aegean Airlines from…


Chania International Airport (Greece)

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Chania International Airport, "Daskalogiannis"  is an international airport located near Souda Bay on the Akrotiri Peninsula of the Greek island of Crete, serving the city of Chania, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) away. Moreover, it is a gateway to western Crete for an increasing amount of tourists. The airport is named after Daskalogiannis, a Cretan rebel against Ottoman rule in the 18th century and is a joint civil–military airport. It is the fifth busiest airport in Greece and 8th in Balkan…


Istanbul Atatürk Airport

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Istanbul Atatürk Airport is the main international airport serving Istanbul, and the biggest airport in Turkey by total number of passengers, destinations served and aircraft movements. Opened in 1924 in Yeşilköy, on the European side of the city, it is located 24 km (15 mi) west of the city centre and serves as the main hub for Turkish Airlines. The city's other, smaller, international airport is Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. As of 2017, 273 destinations are served from Istanbul-…