TBILISI, March 10 (RIA Novosti) - A new flight route
linking Georgia and Russia via Armenia, which was due for
launch on Tuesday, has been delayed for four days due to a
technical setback, a Georgian air company said.
Georgia and Russia suspended direct air links and severed
diplomatic ties after a brief war over South Ossetia last
August. Russian visitors to Georgia and vice versa currently
take flights via Ukraine, Turkey or other countries.
Armenia's Armavia airline, which has obtained a license to
provide Tbilisi-Yerevan-Moscow flights, "has made a decision to
delay the start of flights [until March 14] for technical
reasons," said Nino Giorgobiani, a spokesperson for Airzena,
which will sell tickets in Georgia.
Armavia plans to make two flights from Tbilisi to Moscow
and back each day.
An agreement on shorter flights via Armenia has been
reached by a Russian-Georgian public commission addressing
conflicts in the Caucasus.