ArmInfo. Armenia's aviation authorities are holding negotiations with the Russian side aimed at ensuring equal conditions for Armenian air carriers in the airports of Russia, Head of General Department of Civil Aviation of Armenia Sergey Avetisyan told journalists on December 20 at the press conference on results of the year.
Earlier in an interview to ArmInfo CEO of ''Armenia'' Airline Company Robert Hovhannisyan stated that intergovernmental agreement between Armenia and Russia is breached. He pointed at the official document published in Russia for foreign and local air carriers, according to which if the prime cost of Yerevan- Moscow-Yerevan flight is calculated it is by $10-12 thousand lower for Russian air carrier compared to the Armenian one.
Meanwhile, according to Avetisyan in the Armenian-Russian intergovernmental agreement in aero navigation field and airport fees there is a provision, according to which Armenian air carriers should be provided with conditions, equal to those which exist for non-Russian companies. ''I do not see any violation'', the official stated.
Avetisyan informed that currently negotiations are being held with the Russian side in order to review the inter-governmental agreement. The country's aviation authorities hope that for the Armenian companies conditions will be set equal with those for the Russian ones as the Russian route is the main one for the air carriers of Armenia.