Renovated Tbilisi International Airport (TBS), located 11 miles (17 km) from Tbilisi’s city center, is a highly modern and high-tech facility, equipped with technology systems that enable efficient passenger processing while offering a comfortable, functional and elegant space to ensure comfort for travelers. With a design that is at once contemporary, aesthetically pleasing and functional, great care has been taken to deliver the most efficient service for both passengers and luggage handling.
Serving Georgia’s capital, the Tbilisi International Airport (TBS) is the hub of the Georgian national airline Georgia Airways and the number one airport in the Caucasian region for both runway and airport safety. Connected with major European and Middle Eastern airports, the Tbilisi International Airport has four gates and has a capacity equal to 2.8 million passengers a year. Nearly 700,000 passengers arrive annually through its gates. It is recognized as having a state-of-the-art infrastructure, both in terms of passenger safety and security.
The airport connects Georgia’s capital city with flights to and from many international cities such as London, Paris, Frankfurt, Vienna, Athens, Istanbul, Moscow, Prague, Tel Aviv, Dubai, Tehran and Warsaw.
Transportation to and from the airport is quick and convenient. The modern thoroughfare George W. Bush Avenue leads away from the airport into the heart of Tbilisi. The airport is accessible by rail, taxi, shuttle services and bus transportation. Avis Car Rental offers rental vehicles at its service counter in the airport.
In 1952, construction was finished on the first terminal structure. In 1990, a new terminal building was completed, featuring soaring ceilings and prominent glass architecture in the International style.
Reconstruction was completed in 2007, with major improvements, including an improved taxiway and runway, an innovative international terminal and a car park.
Tbilisi International Airport features a superb selection of food and beverages, gift shops, bank and currency exchange offices, four duty-free shops and a tourist information center.
Nearby are several renowned hotels including the Radisson SAS Iveria Hotel, the Tbilisi Marriott and the Sheraton Metechi Palace Hotel Tbilisi.