ArmInfo. Due to increase of the number of Iranian tourists wishing to visit Armenia during Novruz bayram Holiday, a larger number of air flights toi Yerevan is expected. This is stated by the Genberal Department of Civil Aviation of Armenia.
According to the source, during the period of March 14 to April 4, Iranian airlines will start implementing direct flights to Armenia from Iranian cities of Sari, Mashadi, Tavriz and Tehran. It is expected that 67 regular and charter flights will be implemented. In total, for the period mentioned Iranian airlines will implement 22 flights. "The expected flows of tourists will make a positive impact on the tourists flow growth and Armenian economy development.," the RA SDCA statement reads.
On February 10, at the press conference held in Yerevan, Zarmine Zajtuntsyan stated that in 2016 the number of visits to Armenia reached almost 2,9 mln. The growth was secured with tourists from Russia, Iran, UAE, China, Croatia, Cheszh Republic, Denmark, Indonesia, Columbia, Netherlands, Spain, Turkey and others. At that, the serious growth of tourists is registered from Iran - for 30%, and the flow from Russia stands at 2,3%.