The Georgian Aviation University’s Telavi airport officially opened on 25 April. The airport will bear the name of Irakli II, the Business Georgia publication reports. 

Piper Seneca, Cessna 152, and Cessna A-22 aircraft performed demonstration flights during the airport’s opening ceremony.

"A factory for maintenance of the aircraft, a navigation tower, a terminal building for passengers, and a hostel for flight instructors and technical staff have been built. Students at the engineering and flight departments will undergo practical training at the airport," the university’s rector Sergo Tepnadze said.

According to him, tourist flights can be organized from the airport. Currently, 40 people are employed at the airport, including 16 locals.