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Armenia negotiates to attract state-funded air companies

  • by Arthur Yernjakyan

  • Tuesday, May 13, 14:07

 In the framework of its open skies policy Armenia is actively negotiating to attract state- funded air companies, Armenian Economy Minister Karen Tchshmarityan told journalists on Tuesday.

He refused to specify who exactly he meant. "We are working towards this end, so, you will shortly be informed," the Minister said.

According to Tchshmarityan, state-funded air companies may create problems for other air companies. "So, we should conduct a well- balanced policy and should respect the interests of all parties," the Minister said.

As was reported earlier, in 2014 Armenia is planning to liberalize its air traffic with Ukraine, Iran, Turkmenistan, Iraq and Kuwait. The first such agreement was signed with the United States, then with the UAE and Russia. The Russian Aeroflot, S7 and Transaero as well as FlyDubai and Air Arabia have already increased their flights to Armenia. In spring 2015 the country expects a boom in this sector due to its open skies policy.

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