ArmInfo. Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan commented on the termination of activity of the Armenian airline Taron Avia. "Armenia cannot be a favorable country for companies that do not want to be guided by international standards. And the field of air transportation is not the transportation of people by minibuses," he said in a conversation with reporters on November 20.
According to the Deputy Prime Minister, Taron Avia has had problems with one of the European aviation organizations. "Our European partners informed us that the company does not meet certain standards, its flights are problematic," Avinyan said.
In general, according to Avinyan, the Armenian authorities today require strict compliance with key requirements in all areas. "We regret, of course, that the Armenian company has to leave the market, but flight safety should be our priority, and there is no room for compromise," the government representative stressed, adding that despite the fact that the government is trying to promote local companies, it's necessary to understand that no one will be able to work with the previous methods, within the framework of the "former logic".
In early November, ArmInfo, citing the press service of the Civil Aviation Committee of Armenia, reported that Taron-Avia Airlines decided to cease activities. According to the source, earlier based on the results of inspections and recorded omissions in LLC Taron-Avia, the company's certificate for the right to operate aircraft was temporarily suspended. The company was given a period of 6 months to eliminate the shortcomings. "However, the company decided to cease operations. With this in mind, the company's certificate number 049 for the right to operate aircraft was terminated," the statement said.
Earlier information was spread in media that the "Taron-Avia" airline has not operated for a long time and in the near future may finally leave the local aviation market. According to publications, the airline for many years has asked for privileges that the government has now granted the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair, in particular, to remove the duty, or the so-called "air tax" in the amount of 10 thousand drams. Meanwhile, as Levon Karamyan, commercial director of the company complained, now, in order to ensure the entry of the foreign airline company into the Armenian market, the authorities agree to this and say that these conditions allegedly apply to all airlines.