TBILISI, 14 March, 2004. /RIA Novosti correspondent/. - Georgia's airspace was not closed on Sunday. Only the airport in Batumi was closed for incoming planes, a spokesperson for Georgia's Department of Civil Aviation told journalists. At present, all flights are following the schedule, and the international airport in Tbilisi is operating as usual, the spokesperson pointed out.
According to him, the decision to close the Batumi airport was taken after "receiving reports about presence of armed people, lorries and several armoured vehicles on the airport's runway early Sunday morning".