“Arrival of Armenian delegation to Archangelsk is not only opening of new flight but new air bridge between Armenia and Russia”, said Oleg Yesayan, Armenian Ambassador in Russia.
Opening of new flight will strengthen economic and cultural relations between two countries. Dmitriy Medvedev, President of Russia and Serzh Sargsyan, President of Armenia pay special attention to regional development and cooperation.
Yesayan said that Armenia is of special interest for Archangelsk region also in tourism sphere as Armenia is a country of tourism which attracts attention of thousands of tourists.
Mikhail Baghdasarov, Director of “Armavia” said that Yerevan becomes a transit country connecting South to East and East to West.
“For the beginning there will be one flight in two weeks and in future – two times in a week. We need time for the establishment of relations and development of marketing policy”, he said.
Geographical position of Yerevan allows to transport the passengers from Archangelsk to Yerevan and from Yerevan – to Dubay, Deli, Antalia, Tunis, Sharm el-Sheikh and other southern countries where they can have a rest.
Transit flight of Air Company is through Tbilisi to Russia. Recently opened flight to Deli will become transit to West.
Ernest Belokorovin, Minister of Industry, Transport and Communications of Archangelsk region said that the new airline can join Armenia with UAE in future.
After the ceremony, official meeting of Archangelsk region Governor Ilya Mikhalchuk and Oleg Yesayan, Armenian Ambassador in Russia took place where high officials of both countries were present.