Kutaisi airport. (Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian airports served 12 percent more passengers in 2015 than the previous year, according to figures published on Tuesday by the Aviation Agency of the Ministry of Economy.

Airports in Georgia served a record 2,261,006 passengers in 2015, according to the report.

Usage of Georgian air space increased by 6.60 percent. The total number of flights in 2015 was 123,364. The number of regular and charter flights increased by 4.53 percent. 11,409 regular and 2,259 charter flights in 2015.

1,847,111 passengers passed through Tbilisi airport, which was 17.25 percent more than last year. Batumi airport served 226,476 passengers – 5.91 percent more than in 2014. The airport in Mestia, in northern Georgia, hosted 232 percent more than in 2014.

The number of passengers at Kutaisi airport was reduced by 35,049 and totaled 182,954. The agency explains this with Wizz Air’s cancellation of flights to Ukraine.

According to the Ministry of Interior, there were 7 percent more visitors to the country in 2015, in total 5,897,685 people.