YEREVAN, May 6. / ARKA /. Armenia’s international airport Zvartnots handled some 136,700 passengers in April, up from 116,800 passengers it had handled in 2013 April. This number represents a 17 percent rise from the year before, the airport said in a press release.
The number of flights operated by the airport in 2014 April saw a 40 percent surge from the year before to 1,643.
The airport said the upward trend in the number of handled passengers and flights has been observed over the last several months resulting from the ‘open skies ‘policy declared by the government.
The number of airlines flying passengers to Armenia has grown from 27 in 2013 April to 33. The ‘open skies’ policy has also brought down ticket prices, the airport said.
Zvartnots airport is run by Armenia-International Airports, a company owned by an Argentine citizen of Armenian descent Eduardo Eurnekian.
In 2001 the company signed a concesional agreement with the government to run Zvartnots for 30 years. -0-