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Levan Davitashvili at Event Dedicated to Camex Airlines Certification

Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Levan Davitashvili attended the event dedicated to the completion of the certification process of the Comex Airlines by the Civil Aviation Agency. The US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan, Head of Comex Airlines Investment Project Giorgi Seturidze, CEO of the Gazelle Finance Jeffrey Liebert, Heads of the Civil Aviation Agency of Georgia, Association of Georgian Airports and Sakaeronavigatsia (Georgian Air Navigation Agency) also attended the meeting.

According to the Vice Prime Minister, it was very important for the field of Georgian transport and, in general, and for the direction of the development of Georgian aviation. Davitashvili noted that the Comex Airlines project is a successful example of Georgia-USA cooperation and it will contribute to better use of the country’s logistics hub potential.

“I think that we are witnessing the beginning of a very successful initiative, a successful project, and I would like to thank the USA for its close cooperation – we can safely say that this is a Georgian-American product, when in terms of financing we have the American Finance Corporation as a partner, and Gazelle Corporation is also represented Gazelle Finance, which successfully finances small and medium-sized businesses,” – Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development commented.

Comex Airlines is a Georgian company. The appearance of a new carrier on the air market is the result of successful cooperation with the US financial corporation Gazelle Finance. The Boeing 737-800 BCF belonging to Comex Airlines was received by Tbilisi International Airport at the beginning of July, and it has already successfully passed the initial technical inspection. According to the company, Comex Airlines will be represented on the market with 4 aircrafts in the near future and contribute to the development of multimodal transportation opportunities for the South Caucasus region in a short period of time.

Levan Davitashvili highlighted that Tbilisi is really forming itself as one of the logistics centres, since six large airlines are already operating here, expanding their activities rapidly, and all of them are very successful in the field of cargo, transport, air transportation. According to the Vice Prime Minister, there is an increasing interest in the direction of Kutaisi from airlines involved in cargo transportation, and the two centres will definitely contribute to strengthening the function of the region as a transit hub, especially considering that Georgia already has direct connections with such important centres as Frankfurt, Istanbul, Baku, Chinese cities. All of these helps to further increase cargo flows in the future.

Camex Airlines plans to make its first commercial flight in the second half of August. According to the information provided by the company, as a result of the investment project, at this stage, assets in the amount of 100 million GEL have already been added to the economy of Georgia, and the number of new jobs will reach 150.