Company History

The air company ''Airzena'' was established in September 1993.

Initially, ''Airzena'' operated charter flights to United Arab Emirates, Italy, China, Egypt, India, Syria, as well as the regular flight to Vienna.

In that economically and politically complicated period, due to the correctly selected strategy, the company succeeded to achieve recognition and retain its share in the aviation market.

In 1999 ''Airzena'' became the flag carrier of Georgia.

In August 2004, the company changed its name to ''Georgian Airways''.

However, ''Airzena'' has remained as a short brand name and is still widely used.

In the first half of 2000 the air company's management made a decision to modernize the fleet, and leased two BOEING737-500 aircraft from a German company ''Hapag-Lloyd''.

This was the first case when the Georgian air company started operating the up-to-date Western equipment.

Since that time, ''Airzena'' has been permanently developing and modernizing its fleet.


Today, ''Georgian Airways'' is a fully privately owned company, with the fleet of modern medium-haul BOEING737 and CRJ aircraft.

The business focus of the airline is to provide safe and reliable passenger and cargo air transportation with great customer service.

The company's base airport is Tbilisi International Airport.

Givi Davitashvili is the General Director of ''Georgian Airways''.


In 2010 ''Georgian Airways'' became IATA member (International Air Transport Association

Before acceding to IATA, our company underwent IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), as all IATA Member Airlines are committed to being audited, to meet IOSA standards. The IOSA Program is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline.

The following  areas of an airline are audited under the IOSA Program:

  • Corporate Organization and Management
  • Flight Operations
  • Operational Control / Flight Dispatch
  • Aircraft Engineering and Maintenance
  • Cabin operations
  • Aircraft Ground Handling
  • Cargo Operations
  • Operational Security

Safety of airline operations remains the highest industry priority – compliance with IOSA standards and recommended practices helps an airline deliver operational safety in all key areas, as well as provides higher efficiency.

Starting from 2008, ''Georgian Airways'' has successfully passed three IOSA audits and the last certification was effectuated in October 2012, and is valid till March 2017.

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