Tbilisi Airport

Tbilisi International Airport  (TBS)

Tbilisi International Airport  (Shota Rustaveli) formerly Novo Alexeyevka International Airport, is the main international airport in Georgia, located 17 km southeast of the capital Tbilisi.

The first airport terminal building was constructed in 1952. Designed by the architect V. Beridze in the style of Stalinist architecture the building featured a floor plan with symmetric axes and a monumental risalit in the form of a portico. The two side wings featured blind arcades in giant order. A new terminal building was finished in 1990, designed in the International style. In 1981 Tbilisi airport was the 12th largest airport in the Soviet Union, with 1,478,000 passengers on so-called central lines, that is on flights connecting Tbilisi with cities in other Soviet republics. In 1998 the number of passengers had shrunk to 230,000 per year.


Important Information for Passengers!

According to the Civil Aviation Security Regulations, you are not allowed to carry:

In your luggage:

  • Explosives (Gunpowder, firework, signal flash, etc.);
  • Flammables (Solvent, paint, thinner, lighter, etc.);
  • Solid or liquid chemicals.

In your hand luggage:

  • All items listed above;
  • Sharp, Cutting, Sharp-pointed and Blunt-pointed articles (Sword, Axe, Knife, Corkscrew, Scissors, Nail File, Nail, etc.);
  • Fire Guns (Pistol, rifle, etc.).

According to the Civil Aviation Security Regulations, you are allowed to:

• Have in your checked-in baggage  alcohol drinks, not more then 70% of alcohol contents, factory-made not more then 5L. per passenger;
• Carry in your hand luggage medication and diet items, including infant’s food to be used during flight with you; you may be asked to demonstrate approve of necessity of such items during your flight;
• Have in your hand luggage only a constricted quantity of liquid substances– not more then 100 ml. each and it should be placed into transparent plastic frequentative (with sticker zips) bags no more then 1 L. per passenger;
• Purchase liquids (drinks, perfumes) in the Airport airside shops (Duty Free) or on board of the Aircraft. In case they are sold in special packing, do not open them before they are checked for flight safety reason in the Security Control Points – otherwise they will be confiscated. In case you are flying via any European Union State Airports do not open the package before you reach the final destination point.
• All these substances and items can be taken in addition to the quantity (maximum 1 L.) that you already carry in your hand baggage.

  • In order to identify liquid substances while performing the control you should:
  • Show all the liquids you have with you to be checked at the Aviation Security Control Points;
  • Take off the jacket and/or coat – they are checked separately parallel to your check;
  • Remove PC notebook and other large size electrical devices – they are also checked separately parallel to your personal check.

In case you have any questions in connection with the above mentioned rules, please address to your Air Company for consultation.


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Tbilisi International Airport Basic Informations

Phone+995 32 947886Fax+995 32 433103
Time ZoneAsia/Tbilisi (GMT +4:00)WAC432
Runway 18202 ftRunway 29843 ft

How to Reach Tbilisi International Airport?

City Bus

In daily time between city and airport is operated city bus N37 ticket price is 40 tetri = 04.gel = 0.25usd

The bus is available between 07:00 AM and 09:30 PM every day.

Airport Taxi

Airport Taxies are located at the curbside of arrival and departure halls provide transportation service to all parts of the city throughout the day. Price from airport to city center 30gel = 20usd Contact phone: +995 32 78 78 78

Car Rental

Car rental service is provided by AVIS, whose office is located in the arrivals hall of the ground floor. AVIS meets & assists passengers with attention and treats them as special guests. Tel: +995 322 923 594

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