After six months of waiting, the businessman George Kodua has gained the right to fly a business jet under the Georgian flag.
A 5-seater jet will launch private commercial flights in mid-August. In a conversation with CBW, George Kodua does not rule he will bring a 12-seat aircraft, if necessary. The businessman says that such a service for businessmen did not exist in Georgia, most of the airlines are flying at low prices, cancelled business class and added economy class seats. According to him, the company has already negotiated with Radisson hotel which is interested in the service and expressedits wish for the transportation of casino players from Baku to Tbilisi.
“We’ve negotiated with ShangriLa casino as well as a Kazakh company which owns the terminal in Batumi, Kodua explains. Businessman Giorgi Kodua will offer business people private jet service. Kodua states CBW that Georgia is not a rich country, so he decided to bring the business-jet adapted to the local market. According to him, businessmen or any interested persons can fly on a 5-seater jet for USD 2 500 per hour. Kodua notes that today anyone can use the government Challenger aircraft for USD 10 000 per hour.
In his words, the business jet is designed for trip in the regions and both Azerbaijani and Armenian citizens express their interest, the calculation is made on the casino-tours and oilmen who held business meetings in the region. Kodua adds that the Business Club is planned to be set up in the future which members will have special cards and will be able to use different services. The business-jet is undergoing various safety procedures and at the end of the year will start the flights.