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Georgian FlyVista will launch flights between Tbilisi and Kiev from August, 28

Georgian Airways FlyVista from August, 28 will launch flights on the route Tbilisi - Kiev (airport "Kiev") - Tbilisi. Schedule provides fly from Tbilisi to Kiev at 13:00, from Kiev to Tbilisi at 15:25. Flight time is 1 hour 45 minutes.

According to a press release from the airline, flights will be operated from Tbilisi to Kiev three times a week - on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays – by Aircraft Boeing 737-300 with cabin only economy class, which will be offered food and drinks to be paid on board .

Ticket price in one direction – is up to $ 99, including all airport taxes and fees. Tickets can be purchased at the office of the General Agency Sales FlyVista in Kiev - Ukrainian Handling Company, in accredited travel agencies, as well as on the web page of the company.

Free baggage allowance on the flights - 20 kg and 7 kg hand baggage.

FlyVista is airline operating scheduled passenger flights to neighboring countries in Tbilisi. Currently FlyVista is already flying from Tbilisi to Teheran and plans to open flights to Moscow, Almaty, Prague, Minsk, Istanbul and Baku.


From September in Georgia will be two parliamentary capitals

According to Kobakhidze parliamentary sessions will be held in the new building in Kutaisi, and offices and committee hearings - in old building in Tbilisi.

"The parliamentary session will be held in Kutaisi on Wednesday and Friday. As for the meetings of the bureau, committee hearings, and varieties of activities, including meetings with citizens - will be held in Tbilisi. Overall, the work and the life of the parliament will be in Tbilisi" - said Kobahidze.

Representatives of the parliamentary minority of "United National Movement", which, as in the past, that was ruling party achieved to move the parliament to Kutaisi, they believe that the separation of the two cities will lead to additional costs.

"The parliamentary majority has done everything possible that Kutaisi did not obtain of being parliamentary city. Up today, you can congratulate the members of the parliamentary majority - they will have two working cabinets, in western Georgia - Kutaisi, and in eastern Georgia – Tbilisi, said the representative of the United National Movement.


United States Embassy in Georgia temporarily suspended the issuance of visas

Georgia was affected by technical failures in its handling of American passports and visas, and therefore the process of issuing of these documents may be delayed indefinitely, as it was noted at the American Embassy in Georgia on Thursday, July 31st.

Bureau of Consular Affairs of the State Department earlier reported of a technical failure in the processing of passports and visas. And it was emphasized that this problem affects systems for processing documents in the world, and does not apply to any specific type of citizenship papers or certain types of visas.

According to the American diplomatic mission in Georgia, an applicant who had an interview at the American Embassy in Georgia after July 21, 2014, and who wish to take their passport without a visa of United States should contact the customer service representative at the phone number: 995 322 471 160 and / or write e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It is necessary to provide personal information (name, surname, first name and passport number).

Georgian citizens who have planned special trip to the United States also need to contact a customer service representative. In this case, in addition of providing personal data, it is necessary to describe the reasons for urgent request for a visa to USA.

"We draw your attention to the fact that only urgent humanitarian cases, which will be supported by relevant documents, will be considered" - say the embassy.

The American side apologizes for the inconvenience and delays in obtaining passports with visas of the United States and hopes that it will be able to solve this problem soon.

"Thank you for your patience and understanding of the situation ... We do our best to solve the problem and return your passport with the visa of the United States, as soon as we can complete the processing of passports", - noted in the embassy.


S7 and "Ural Airlines" have applied to operate regular flights to Tbilisi

S7 Airlines and "Ural Airlines" asked the Russian aviation authorities permission to perform regular flights to Georgia, follows from the information on the website of the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviaciya).

There is no regular air traffic between Russia and Georgia now; countries are bounded by charter flights that operate "Ural Airlines" and S7.

As was previously reported, the application for regular flights to Tbilisi also was inquired by UTair and "Aeroflot". In Rosaviation was explained that last week for these companies was issued the permission, but to start flights they will be able only after receiving the response notes from the Georgian Foreign Ministry on the resumption of regular flights between the countries.

Earlier it was reported that regular communication between Georgia and Russia may be resumed. In April 2014 spokesman of TAV Georgia (runs Tbilisi international airport) Katie Okruashvili reported that negotiations between the parties about the resumption of flights had successful results.


Festival "Artgen 2014" all week - in Tbilisi

In Tbilisi Ethnographic Museum this week is held the final stage of one of the most exciting cultural projects in Georgia - the annual festival of folk arts "Artgen 2014."

Folk festival every year traditionally begins with the expeditions and events in different regions of the country, and the final part takes place in Tbilisi.

Monday on the territory of museum under the open sky is devoted to Abkhazia, that day were performed folklore ensembles Shida Kartli and Mtskheta-Mtianeti and end the evening was ended with a concert of "Chveneburebi" .

Tuesday, July 22 - Samachablo day were held concerts of folklore ensembles Javakheti, Guria and Georgian music groups "Region" and "Frannie".

On Wednesday, July 23, will be performed Ensemble Kvemo Kartli Svaneti (18:30 - 22:00), completes evening concert and Nicky Kocharova and Roby Kukhianidze (22.00).

Guests of the festival on Thursday, July 24 will see performances by folk ensembles of Kakheti and Lechkhumy (18:30 - 22:00) and a concert of Georgian ballet "Sukhishvilebi" (22:00).

On Friday, July 25, in frames of the festival will be held a concert of folk ensemble Imereti (18:30 - 22:00) and a group of "Zumbalend" (22:00), and July 26 - performance of the ensemble of Adjara (18:30 - 22:00 ) and famous Georgian singer Nino Katamadze (22:00).

On Sunday, July 27, will perform folk ensemble from Racha (18:30 - 22:00) and the group "33a" (22:00).

Daily from 12:00 visitors of "Artgen 2014" is proposed trade exhibition of Georgian folk art, fine art and mosaics. As well traditionally "Culinary Corner" is opened.

This year's festival "Artgen 2014" was opened on June 29 in eastern Georgia, in Telavi city, and then moved to Kutaisi to the west of the country, where were held concerts featuring various Georgian folk ensembles.

History of the festival began in 2004, when the group "Artgen" was created.

"During the 10-year existence of the festival, at its base were conducted more than 100 concerts and events. Today it represents one of the most famous and crowded festivals, annually visited by about 30-40 thousand people", - write the festival organizers.


Foreign Ministers of Latvia and Bulgaria visit Georgia

Today the Foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinevichs and Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin pay a working visit to Georgia.

According to the Georgian Foreign Ministry, during a working visit, Foreign Minister of Latvia and Bulgaria will attend the ratification by the Parliament of Georgia Association Agreement with the EU. Also is planned their speech.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during the visit of Rinevichs and Vigenin will be hold meetings with the Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and State Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration. They will also hold a meeting with the chairman of the Georgian parliament.

"At the meetings will be considered as bilateral relations and issues of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Georgia, the process of implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU and the situation in the region" - Georgian Foreign Ministry reported.

It should be noted that since January 2015 Latvia will take the chairmanship of the EU Council.

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