Armenian national carrier, international airport finally come to agreement
As a result of their talks on Tuesday, the representatives of Armenia's Armavia Airline Company and capital Yerevan's Zvartnots International Airport reached an agreement, whereby the Airline Company will continue to conduct its flights from Zvartnots, the Armenian General Department of Civil Aviation Press Secretary Nelly Cherchinyan told NEWS.am.
She also noted that during the meeting the parties also reached an arrangement, according to which the schedule for the Company's repayment of its obligations to the Airport will be designed.
The relations between Armavia Airline Company and Zvartnots International Airport worsened at the beginning of the month. On March 6, Armavia declared a strike, and thus it protested the Airport's price policy.
In its turn, "Armenia" International Airports Company stated that, according to the message received from Russia's Rosnavigatsia Company, Armavia Company was prohibited to carry out flights toward Russia and to enter Russian air space because of its accumulated debts.
"Our company negatively assesses Armavia Airline Company's inappropriate exploitation and [its] unfounded and false comments, and regrets that solely the national carrier has found itself in such situation," the "Armenia" International Airports Company's respective statement specifically read.
But as a result of emergency talks, Armavia's flights to Russia were resumed on the very same day.