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==Expansion==
 
==Expansion==
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According to the 2013-2033 Master plan for the airport, the following future developments are in the works:
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*Increase in the capacity of the passenger curb-side areas;
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*Development of a network of taxiways in the center-east portion of the airport to support the development of a new air cargo handling area and an industrial development zone;
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*Reconfiguration of the international arrivals hall and of the Mesogean departures luggage room;
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*Extension of the intercontinental jetty and addition of a remote parking.
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On April 30, 2018, a massive new expansion project was unveiled that will last until 2030. The first phase (₾2 billion) will see the airport's multi-level parking lot demolished and rebuilt with a green roof and a [[MSM]] station underneath. The drop-off area will be greatly expanded and covered with glass, and a new remote terminal will be built where runway 10/28 used to stand. By 2030, the remote terminal will be connected via future phases to the current terminal building to handle the expected growth.
  
 
==Airlines and destinations==
 
==Airlines and destinations==

Revision as of 15:27, 7 October 2019

Bessarion Makharadze International Airport
ბესსარიონ მახარაძე საერთაშორისო აეროპორტში
bessarion makharadze saertashoriso aeroportshi
Makharadze Airport.jpg
IATA: GALICAO: CVGA
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Gali
Location Gali, Varkana
Hub for SAK Varkana
Elevation AMSL 497 ft / 151 m
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Website galiaeroportshi.com
Map

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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06L/24R 3,353 11,000 Asphalt/Concrete
06R/24L 2,926 9,600 Concrete
10/28 2,134 7,000 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers 21,647,958

Bessarion Makharadze International Airport (Varkan: ბესსარიონ მახარაძე საერთაშორისო აეროპორტში, bessarion makharadze saertashoriso aeroportshi)(IATA: GAL, ICAO: CVGA) is a joint civil-military airport located in Gali, Varkana. It also serves Greater Gali and adjacent regions in Eastern Varkana, as well as the districts of ?? and ?? in Aetolia. The airport is named in honor of Bessarion Makharadze, the 3rd President of Varkana.

Makharadze is the busiest airport in Eastern Varkana and the third-busiest airport in Varkana by both passenger traffic and aircraft movements, with 21.65 million passengers and 242,159 movements in 2018.

History

Expansion

According to the 2013-2033 Master plan for the airport, the following future developments are in the works:

  • Increase in the capacity of the passenger curb-side areas;
  • Development of a network of taxiways in the center-east portion of the airport to support the development of a new air cargo handling area and an industrial development zone;
  • Reconfiguration of the international arrivals hall and of the Mesogean departures luggage room;
  • Extension of the intercontinental jetty and addition of a remote parking.

On April 30, 2018, a massive new expansion project was unveiled that will last until 2030. The first phase (₾2 billion) will see the airport's multi-level parking lot demolished and rebuilt with a green roof and a MSM station underneath. The drop-off area will be greatly expanded and covered with glass, and a new remote terminal will be built where runway 10/28 used to stand. By 2030, the remote terminal will be connected via future phases to the current terminal building to handle the expected growth.

Airlines and destinations

Statistics

Busiest routes from Gali Airport (2018)
Rank City-Airport Passengers %
Change
Top carriers
Continental
1  Breisland, Koblenz (Hagedorn, Kuhn, Depenbusch) 1,637,422 Increase 3.5% Aero Dinaridon, Breisflügel, Fliege Breisland, Kontinental, SAK Varkana
2  Aetolia, Palaiochori (Juktas, Semasus, Patras) 1,037,467 Increase 5.7% Aeolus, Aetolien Fluglinie, Iremialuft, SAK Varkana
3  Volisania, Ampuria (Ampuria-1, Ampuria-2, Ampuria-3) 938,663 Increase 1.2% Aero Dinaridon, Mesogäische, SAK Varkana, SAK Volisania
4  Aetolia, Skopelos 850,929 Increase 3.1% Aeolus, Aeolus Link, Aetolien Fluglinie, Mesogäische, SAK Varkana
5  Echia, Capua 831,951 Increase 1.2% Aviolinee Echiane, SAK Echia, SAK Varkana
6  Monsora, Massè 829,252 Increase 5.2% SAK Varkana
7  Aetolia, Myra 781,129 Increase 12.9% Aeolus, Aetolien Fluglinie, SAK Varkana
8  Volisania, Vesona 645,087 Increase 6.0% SAK Echia, SAK Varkana
9  Kalinova, Malynogorod 569,816 Increase 5.4% Aeroliga, SAK Varkana
10  Vasaras, Siavoshan-Esfandan 532,339 Increase 11.2% Avioliniya Sakalya, SAK Varkana
11  Echia, Cartena 486,553 Increase 0.8% Mesogäische, SAK Varkana
12  Skade, Amundsen-Randvik 458,350 Increase 14.8% Luftskade, SAK Varkana
13  Breisland, Jena 445,088 Increase 10.7% SAK Varkana
14  Lagash, Marqash 439,741 Increase 8.6% SAK Varkana
15  Volisania, Ratae 387,216 Increase 3.6% SAK Varkana
16  Bayara, Castejón 367,624 Increase 7.0% SAK Varkana
17  Aetolia, Lefki 364,881 Increase 8.0% Aeolus, Aetolien Fluglinie, SAK Varkana
18  Vasaras, Qoltuq 363,187 Increase 1.5% Luftvasaras, SAK Varkana
19  Echia, Salona 362,319 Increase 13.0% SAK Echia, SAK Varkana
20  Nabia, Santu Inaciu 359,157 Increase 5.8% SAK Varkana
Intercontinental
1  Daras, Luanjing 792,746 Increase 1.2% Aero Dinaridon, Luft Daras
2  Burawa, Iskhal-Togdheer 611,534 Increase 7.3% Aero Dinaridon, Dawati, SAK Varkana
3  Burawa, Mazar 527,129 Increase 0.8% SAK Varkana, Duufaan
4 Template:Country data NENW, Some City 430,449 Increase 5.9% Aero Dinaridon
5  Orma, Dirranmoticha-Demeksa 349,435 Increase 0.9% Aero Dinaridon, SAK Varkana
6 Template:Country data Tigrinya, Raph 269,120 Increase 1.7% Aero Dinaridon, SAK Varkana
7 Template:Country data Beja, Beja Capital 261,177 Increase 1.2% Aero Dinaridon, SAK Varkana
8  Wolffrea, Blumenaue 220,578 Decrease 0.6% Aero Dinaridon, Luftwolffrea
9  Burawa, Kankadadka 213,773 Increase 2.0% SAK Varkana
10  Burawa, Pazano 186,227 Increase 3.2% SAK Varkana
Countries with passenger movements from/to Gali Airport (2018)
Rank Country Passengers 2018
1  Aetolia 3,231,557
2  Volisania 3,062,186
3  Echia 1,975,741
4  Burawa 1,426,812
5  Breisland 1,318,542
6  Vasaras 1,245,812
7  Jarin 1,182,572
8  Orma 972,106
9  Monsora 862,814
10  Kotcija 643,852

Airline market share

Busiest airlines serving Vale Airport (Jan 2018 – Dec 2018)
Airlines   Passengers (arriving and departing)
Varkana SAK Varkana
14,486,813(66.92%)
Aetolia Aeolus
1,346,503(6.22%)
Volisania Mesogäische
969,829(4.48%)
Aetolia Aetolien Fluglinie
894,061(4.13%)
Volisania Airline
478,420(2.21%)
Others
3,688,812(17.04%)
TOTAL
21,647,958(100%)

Annual traffic

Annual passenger traffic at Bessarion Makharadze International Airport
2010 through 2017
Year Passenger volume % change Mesogean Area % change International % change
2018 21,647,958 Increase 7.33% 12,169,774 Increase 5.77% 9,478,184 Increase 9.41%
2017 20,169,167 Increase 3.81% 11,506,163 Decrease 0.48% 8,663,004 Increase 10.13%
2016 19,428,143 Increase 6.98% 11,561,940 Increase 4.88% 7,866,203 Increase 10.23%
2015 18,160,223 Increase 9.47% 11,024,248 Increase 7.03% 7,135,975 Increase 13.47%
2014 16,589,067 Increase 6.9% 10,300,207 Increase 7.47% 6,288,860 Increase 5.99%
2013 15,517,382 Increase 10.09% 9,584,092 Increase 9.0% 5,933,290 Increase 11.89%
2012 14,095,272 Increase 3.12% 8,792,580 Increase 4.31% 5,302,692 Increase 1.2%
2011 13,668,829 Increase 5.38% 8,428,901 Increase 3.98% 5,239,928 Increase 7.71%
2010 12,971,339 Increase 6.1% 8,106,418 Increase 5.87% 4,864,921 Increase 6.4%