YEREVAN, June 4. / ARKA /. Armenia’s international airport Zvartnots said there has been a regular increase in the number of passengers and flights over the recent months, explaining the rise by the policy of “open sky” adopted by the government late last year.
As compared to May 2013, a 36.9% increase in passenger flow was observed in May this year, when the facility handled 171,431 passengers against 125,263 of the past May.
The number of flights in the same period rose by 49.4% from 1,244 flights in past May to 1,858.
The number of airlines operating regular flights to Armenia rose from 27 to 33. Also most of the airlines increased frequencies to all destinations, resulting in reduction of air ticket prices.
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 manage Zvartnots for 30 years. -0-