ArmInfo.On August 21, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan received Irish Ryanair airline's Chief Commercial Officer David O'Brien and Director of Route Development Kate Sherry.
According to the Prime Minister's press service, the Armenian Government has declared tourism as a priority and the sector has great potential for development and in this context the development of civil aviation is one of the important steps.
Pashinyan said that the Armenian Government attaches importance to the inclusion of leading airlines in the Armenian aviation market and noted that the meeting is a good chance to discuss possibilities for cooperation.
The Chief Commercial Officer of Ryanair, in turn, noted the company is planning to enter the Armenian aviation market soonand that discussions are currently underway with the Civil Aviation Committee and Yerevan’s Zvartnots Airport. David O'Brien presented a vision of the airline's activities in Armenia, talking about new possible directions from Armenia, tariff policy, etc.
Earlier, head of the Civil Aviation Committee, Tatevik Revazyan, during a press conference, announced the possible entry of new low-cost carriers to the Armenian aviation market. In this regard, as she said, the Committee prepared a legislative initiative to abolish the so-called "air charges" for new carriers. This, as Revazyan pointed out, is necessary to attract more airlines to Armenia, especially the so-called "low-cost airlines" due to the fact that the air-duty introduced in the country many years ago is included in the price of air tickets and raises the general price level for passenger air transportation.