The passenger traffic at Yerevan’s Zvartnots international airport soared by 12% in 2016 as compared to the previous year.
In all the Armenian airports, the traffic grew by 10.4% in January-December 2016, up by around 200.000 passengers overall.
According to the General Department of Civil Aviation, 2.105.540 passengers have used the services of the airport in the reporting period.
In 2016, 18.269 tons of cargo has been transported, up by 80.4% against 2015.
It might surprise many of the Armenian Diaspora used to hearing about institutional shortcomings in Armenia’s government services, but the aviation regulator (the General Department of Civil Aviation, and air traffic control agency ARMATS is comparable or better than many of the world’s developed nations, according to the UN’s aviation watchdog, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Both Armenian agencies are based at Zvartnots International Airport, Yerevan.