5  26.12.14 - Year-end press conference of RA Minister of Economy Karen Chshmarityan

Qatari, Greek air companies to operate flights to Armenia: Minister

Qatari, Greek air companies to operate flights to Armenia: Minister

PanARMENIAN.Net - Representatives of QATAR AIRWAYS (Qatar) and AEGEAN AIRLINES (Greece) have expressed their intention to start operating flights to Armenia in 2015, Armenian Economy Minister Karen Chshmarityan said Friday, Dec 26 at a news conference, ARKA reports.

“At present, talks are in progress with SINGAPORE AIRLINES (Singapore) and QANTAS AIRWAYS (Australia), and in 2014 we had successful negotiations with British Airways,” he said.

The minister stressed that Armenia has already liberalized air traffic with Russia, Austria, Iran, Spain, Turkmenistan and Iraq; negotiations over air traffic liberalization with Italy, Bulgaria, Israel and Thailand are under way. Other 11 countries - Qatar, Kuwait, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, Ukraine, China, Singapore and Cuba - responded to Armenia's proposal to discuss air traffic liberalization.

On October 23, Armenia’s government approved the program envisaging provision of competitive and long-term air transportation services in the country. The program is based on a joint study of McKinsey & Company and National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia.

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