YEREVAN, December 24. / ARKA /. Relations between Armenia and Russia in the area of civil aviation and air transport will be raised to a higher level of freedom that will allow air carriers of both countries to expand their services, the press service of Armenia’s ministry of economy said.
These changes stem from a protocol signed today in Moscow to amend the annex of an agreement on cooperation between Armenia and Russia in the area air transport, signed in 1993.
Today’s protocol was signed following the completion of Russian-Armenian consultation on the revision of the framework for cooperation in the field of civil aviation.
The Armenian delegation was headed by deputy minister of economy Garegin Melkonyan. The Armenian ministry said the consultations in Russia heralded the start of the policy of open skies announced earlier by the Armenian government.
The Armenian government declared the adoption of open skies policy to increase the number of flights to and from Armenia, which is expected to reduce air fares. The policy is supposed to contribute to economic advancement of the country. -0-