Armenia and Georgia have announced the launching of the joint Free-Route Airspace, Agenda.ge reported.
The project implies the possibility of aircraft using free routes on the territory of Georgia and Armenia, only with the indication of entry and exit points. The routes will be marked as Free-Route Airspace in the South Caucasus Area. This means that instead of established winding air routes, they will be able to fly along a more direct path.
According to Gocha Mezvrishvili, SAKAERONAVIGATSIA Director General, Free Route Airspace covers three quarters of the entire European airspace now.
“I’m happy that we are the first to introduce free air routes in the Transcaucasian region. We already have started to implement the second phase of this concept. We allow airlines to cross Georgia and Armenia on one route to choose the shortest route while saving time and fuel”, said Gocha Mezvrishvili.
SAKAERONAVIGATSIA implements the project together with the ARMATS in Armenia.
Georgia joined the initiative of the European Aviation Safety Agency to introduce free air routes in 2017. According to the organization’s action plan, free air routes will be implemented throughout Europe by 2022.