ArmInfo. Head of General Department of Civil Aviation of Armenia Sergey Avetisyan held a meeting with Founder of Blue Panorama airline company Franco Pecci, the press service of the Department informs.
During the meeting the sides discussed possible options of carrying out flights to Europe, possibilities of servicing Armenian market and the program of further actions. The Founder of Blue Panorama expressed readiness to cooperate and stressed the necessity of deep research of all the opportunities. Sergey Avetisyan in turn welcomed his interlocutor's interest in the aviation market of Armenia and also stated about readiness to establish cooperation.
Blue Panorama Airlines S.p.A. is an Italian airline headquartered in Fiumicino operating scheduled and charter flights from Italy - especially Rome-Fiumicino and Milan-Malpensa - to various international destinations. Blu-express is the brand name for low-cost short and medium range flights operated by Blue Panorama. Additional business charter flights are operated under the name Executive Blue. To recall the EU Board on transport, telecommunications and energy during its December 1 session approved the mandate to start negotiations on comprehensive Agreement on air transport with Armenia. After two years of work Armenia obtained an opportunity to start negotiations on joining the Agreement. According to the procedure as soon as the European Commission receives mandate it will be authorized to start negotiations with Yerevan, Armenia will be given the draft agreement, which will be the basis of the negotiations. According to the officials in Armenia the negotiations will not last long, as there already exists the model format of cooperation with all the countries. Beside certifications and flights safety, the document assumes the cancellation of restrictions in respect to foreign carriers of Armenia, and Armenian carriers - to European countries. This will open the opportunity to attract European companies to work with Armenia under better conditions. The liberalization will also secure the fair competition at international level.