ArmInfo. For all those who plan to celebrate the New Year holidays using services of Air France KLM, the company has reduced prices of tickets in wintertime by 20- 25% compared to the same period of last year, representatives of the company in Armenia told journalists on November 17. The French Embassy in Armenia has celebrated the 10th anniversary of Air France in Armenia holding an event of French Beaujolais Nouveau wine testing.
"Back in 1970ies we were organizing tourist visits to Soviet Armenia", the Head of "Executive Travel", General sales agent of "Air France KLM" Levon Baghdasaryan remembers. "In the end of 1980ies Yerevan was on the edge of complete air isolation and we decided to organize Paris-Yerevan direct charter flights. In 2003 Executive Travel was established and active negotiations were launched with Air France to open direct regular flights to Yerevan", he noted.
"The French company carried out its debut Paris-Yerevan flight on April 8, 2006. Political and public figures as well as famous chansonnier Charles Aznavour were among the first passengers. At first 3 flights a week were carried out in summer and 2 flights in winter seasons. The flight frequency was increased over time and today the number of flights is 4 and 3 respectively", Baghdasaryan said. Within 10 years the airline company has transported more than 500.000 passengers. At the same time Baghdasaryan informed that it is planned to further increase the number of flights to Yerevan to 5 and 4 flights respectively. "In 2-3 years the company intends to carry out daily flights to Armenia", the representative of the company mentioned.
According to the Country Manager for Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus and Georgia at Air France KLM Frank van 't Hof although the company is one of the world leaders on world market it does not remain satisfied with the reached achievements. The company makes regular investments in modernization of aircraft fleet, increases qualification of the staff and the quality of provided services.
To note, the world aviation leader Air France was founded in 1993. In 2004 Air France KLM group was formed. The leading group in terms of intercontinental traffic on departure from Europe, Air France-KLM operates up to 2,200 daily flights enabling its customers to travel to 320 destinations in 114 countries.