ArmInfo. In the near future, a new domestic airline will appear on the Armenian air transportation market. On December 3, Tatevik Revazyan, Chairman of the Civil Aviation Committee of the Republic of Armenia, informed the RA National Assembly about this.
According to her, the airline submitted an application for its registration with the RA Civil Aviation Committee. According to the airline's business plan, flights will begin in the summer of 2020, flights will be carried out in 13 directions. Thus, Tatevik Revazyan continued, 41 flights will be operated per week. 388 thousand passenger seats a year will appear, about 200 new jobs will open.
The Head of the Committee also reported that from December 12, 2019 and from January 2020, flights will begin to operate in new directions.
Earlier, Tatevik Revazyan noted the intentions of RyanAir to begin flying in 4 directions - two in Italy and two in Germany.
In addition, it is planned to expand routes in 3 more directions, local and foreign companies have shown interest in the Armenian aviation market. So, the Russian company Azimut has already announced its intention to open an air route from Armenia to Kaluga and plans to start flights from December 14th. The intention to launch a new route was announced by AirBaltic, and the Wizz Air low-cost airline has already agreed to the implementation of flights to Armenia, but so far internally. "We have already received proposals to launch 8 new directions, but we expect that by the summer their number will increase to 10," Revazyan noted. As ArmInfo previously reported, Europe's largest low-cost airline RyanAir announced the launch of flights from Yerevan and Gyumri. As David O'Brien, Commercial Director of RyanAir, noted, the company starts its activities in Armenia in three new directions. In particular, direct flights to Rome and Milan will start from Yerevan on January 14, and to Berlin from the end of March. The information was perceived very ambiguously. The media reported that RyanAir agreed to fly to Armenia after the RA authorities allocated approximately $ 5 million a year to pay for airport taxes. The local airline Taron-Avia, which recently announced that it was leaving the country's aviation market, said it had requested the privileges granted by the government to the Irish low-cost airline for many years.