SURVEY: Make the Case for Non-Stop U.S. to Armenia Flights

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The LAX2EVN.org survey will measure and demonstrate to international carriers and Los Angeles area airports that the market is growing for tourism and business travelers from the U.S. to Armenia.

The LAX2EVN.org survey will measure and demonstrate to international carriers and Los Angeles area airports that the market is growing for tourism and business travelers from the U.S. to Armenia.

Your LAX2EVN.ORG survey response will let airlines know the time has come for non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Yerevan.

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee of America has launched an online survey to measure and demonstrate to international carriers and Los Angeles area airports that the market is growing for tourism and business travelers from the U.S. to Armenia. This means there is a market opportunity to establish non-stop airline service from the U.S. to Armenia.

“The year-over-year statistics show that tourism and business travel to Armenia has been consistently growing. With Armenia poised for economic growth, the time is ripe to establish non-stop airline service between Los Angeles and Yerevan to accelerate the constructive ties with the movement of people and goods between the U.S. and Armenia, a ‘win-win’ for both countries,” said Zanku Armenian, who has years of professional experience in aviation matters. “Imagine getting on a plane in LA and stepping off in Yerevan. This will be a dramatic convenience for travelers with reduced travel time and faster movement of cargo.”

The survey is designed to collect community feedback on the demand for non-stop service between the U.S. and Armenia, based on convenience, connection cities, cost, time-savings, and other considerations. Airlines and airports use survey data to help them gauge market interest in commercially sustainable routes to new international destinations. The survey takes approximately 4 minutes to complete. Aggregate data will be used to demonstrate market potential but individual responses will be kept confidential and will not be shared with any third parties.

Travel to Armenia marked double-digit growth in 2018 with the demand for flights from the United States to Armenia continuing to grow – driving tourism as a major engine of Armenia’s prosperity. Currently, travelers from the U.S. need to purchase tickets using connecting flights on foreign carriers, often with long layovers. This effort is intended to create an effortless, convenient, and speedy connection in getting from one country to the other.

In September, 2018, ANCA Chairman Raffi Hamparian called on the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation to take the concrete steps needed to facilitate non-stop commercial flights between the U.S. and Armenia, noting that “a non-stop connection would eliminate significant inconvenience for Americans and create new revenue streams for U.S. airlines and airports. With a concerted effort, we are confident that there would be a strong and growing demand for the launch of non-stop flights as early as the 2020 peak tourist travel seasons.”

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6 Comments

  1. Edward Demiraiakian said:

    I have never been to Armenia.The reason I never went was the difficulty with connecting flights, the cost, and the duration. Most people that can afford the time and money to travel to Armenia, are also older, and usually have difficulty with long flights. I would travel to Armenia on a non stop. Even a refueling stop would be OK but no plane change and officials.

  2. Lida Mirzaazoyans said:

    It would be great to have a direct flight from USA to Armenia.

  3. Levon Sarkisian said:

    I hope I’ll see non stop flight to Yerevan next year

  4. Gaidzag Shahbazian said:

    Non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Yerevan.will reduce air pollution which is one of the biggest threat for the environment.

  5. Aram Nalian said:

    Last 5 yesrs I traveled to ARMENIA for 3 weeks each time. I guess it is wise to have a new on CHARTER basis routing for armenian passagers directly or a stopover in Europe to Zvartnotz airport.

  6. Artin said:

    Great idea though we must be careful that our precious homeland is not overrun with too many non Armenians. After all, this is our homeland & it is the only one we have. History gave us a second chance to rebuild our nation (which is already quite a rare occurrence) so I GREATLY doubt if we allow it to become screwed up, we will get a 3rd chance.

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