Qatar Airways has been in talks with the government of Georgia on ways to help boost tourism to the south-east European country.
Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker met with Georgian prime minister Nikoloz Gilauri while in Tbilisi last week for the launch of the airline’s scheduled flights to the city.
Pictured: Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker presents Georgian prime minister Nikoloz Gilauri with a traditional Qatari gift
Al Baker said the government of Georgia’s emerging tourism industry, along with infrastructure developments and high-potential business opportunities were key factors leading the airline’s decision to begin flying there.
“The business ties between our two countries, as well our close proximity makes us an ideal partner to promote all that Georgia has to offer.
“Mr Gilauri has big plans for his country, including a planned global tourism campaign to ensure Georgia continues to thrive, develop and attract visitors from across the world.
“Qatar Airways’ new route was highlighted as a key enabler to help shape this vision into a reality and I look forward to us continuing to work together in the future,” said Al Baker.
Al Baker along with airline executives met with Georgian Prime Minister Nikoloz Gilauri in Tbilisi
As part of its 2012 expansion programme, Qatar Airways launched flights to Tbilisi (Georgia) via Baku (Azerbaijan) on February 1st.
The carrier is considered as offering the World’s Leading Airline Business Class by the World Travel Awards.