YEREVAN, May 3. /ARKA/. An Armenian airline will be awarded the right to operate flights from Armenia’s second largest town of Gyumri in the northwestern province of Shirak to Tehran, the capital of Iran if talks with Iranian air officials accomplish successfully, the head of the General Department of Civil Aviation of Armenia Sergey Avetisyan told journalists on Wednesday.
“At the moment, the General Department of Civil Aviation of Armenia and some Iranian airlines are negotiating the possibility of launching flights from Tehran to Gyumri, which we believe will have a positive effect on the development of aviation and tourism,” Avetisyan said.
According to him, the Shirak airport in Gyumri has great potential, and the city of Gyumri has an opportunity for tourism development.