Tbilisi Second Runway Renovations Started

TAV Georgia, a subsidiary of TAV Airports, has started renovation works for the second runway at Tbilisi Airport.  Once completed, the runway will be able to accommodate larger aircraft, as part of an agreement with United Airports Georgia.
TAV will invest $65 million into the project, which is expected to be complete within two years.
TAV Airports’ President & CEO M Sani Sener commented:  “We are very happy to be in Georgia through the Tbilisi and Batumi airports that we currently operate in the country.”
The currently-unused runway will be renovated and extended in order to receive Category F classification, allowing it to handle the world’s largest aircraft, such as the Airbus A380-800, Boeing 748-8F and Antonov 225.
According to the agreement, the current operational rights of TAV Georgia have been extended by ten years and nine months to 2037.  (TAV)