23 Oct. 2013Air Armenia operates the first flight from Rostov-on-Don to Yerevan
Air Armenia operated its first passenger flight from Rostov-on-Don to Yerevan. The flight was made by a leased Boing 737-500. A newly-wed couple was among the passengers.
The regular flights to Moscow will be launched on October 27.
So far, Air Armenia has been operating charter flights to various destinations in the CIS, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa.
According to the company’s official website, it has been operating scheduled cargo flights with Antonov-12 full-freighter aircraft to Frankfurt Hahn Airport in Germany, which has been used as a cargo hub for all inbound and outbound cargo shipped between Armenia and various points worldwide.
23 Oct. 2013
The Armenian Government decided today to liberalize the air traffic market. The “Open air” policy will have a positive influence on the economy, will create jobs and contribute to increased number of passengers and lower ticket prices.
Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan reminded during the cabinet meeting today that the National Competitiveness Council had signed a contract with the McKinsey & Company to work out the best strategy of the sphere for Armenia.
“The strategy has been discussed with the President of the Republic twice, experts of the McKinsey & Company have visited Armenia for several times. According to the best specialists of the sphere, Armenia should take the path of liberalization, which will promote the rise of the GDP, create jobs, make the services more convenient and cheaper. There are the main provisions reflected in the strategy,” the Prime Minister said.
According to experts, the “Open air” policy will ensure a 1-2% economic growth and will create 18-23 thousand jobs.