Starting from October 8, 2012 low cost carrier Pegasus Airlines will perform regular flights from Batumi to Istanbul. Passengers of Batumi International Airport will have the unique chance to travel to Europe (via Istanbul) starting from 49.99 Euro. “We are glad that the first low cost carrier entered Batumi International Airport. It means that our passengers can travel all around the world by very affordable tariffs. As per primary data of 2012 (January-August) the number of transferred passengers in Batumi International Airport exceeded the figure of the previous year by 26.67 %. We are sure that this number will significantly rise after the cheap flight became available from Batumi.” – said TAV Georgia’s General Manager Mete Erkal. During the summer season the flights will be performed four times a week, every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Passengers will be served by Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Istanbul International Airport is the easiest and one of the cheapest transit routes to travel to numerous European cities, such as: Paris, Amsterdam, Milan, Vienna, Prague, Rome and etc. As of June 2011, the Pegasus Airlines fleet consists of 43 modern aircrafts. About TAV Georgia TAV Georgia, the operating company of Tbilisi and Batumi Airports, is a subsidiary of TAV Airports Holding. TAV Georgia has won the operating tender in Georgia in 2005 and it quickly became one of the most reliable, stable and dynamic companies in Georgia owing to the extensive know how of its parent company, TAV Airports which has multi million US$ investments in many different countries with considerable experience in airports operations and a visionary management team. About TAV Airports TAV Airports maintains its leading position in airport operations sector in Turkey. TAV Airports operates Istanbul Ataturk, Ankara Esenboga, Izmir Adnan Menderes and Antalya Gazipasa Airports in Turkey as well as Tbilisi and Batumi Airports in Georgia, Monastır and Enfidha-Hamammet Airports in Tunisia and Skopje and Ohrid Airports in Macedonia. During the first half of 2012, the Holding will be undertaking the operation of Medina Airport, the first airport privatization in Saudi Arabia. TAV Airports also operates in other areas of airport operations including duty-free, food and beverage services, ground services, IT, security and operation services. In same context, TAV Airports also operates duty free, food and beverage and other commercial areas at Riga Airport in Latvia. Together with its subsidiaries, the company provided services to approximately 451 thousand flights and 53 million passengers in 2011. About Pegasus Airlines Istanbul based, Pegasus Airlines is a low-cost airline founded in 1989 as an inclusive tour charter airline. In January 2005, ESAS Holdings purchased Pegasus Airlines and changed the airline from a Charter airline, to low-cost airline. In 2007, Pegasus carried more passengers in Turkey than any other private airline. In 2008, it carried a total of 4.4 million passengers. Pegasus Airlines flies to 19 domestic and 33 international destinations, among them: Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Munich, Brussels, Bucharest, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Paris, Rome and etc.