Armenia Azerbaijan to Cooperate on Air Transit

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Two new international transit air routes–Gumri-Kars and Sevan-Koutaisi–will traverse Armenia’s air space–Edward Pilossian–Chief of the Air Service Department of Armenia’s Civil Aviation Headquarters reported.

At a regional meeting of delegations of civil aviation agencies from the Transcaucasian states–Iran and Turkey–Azerbaijan’s representative–who is a TACIS Program officer–handed over the message by the Azeri Civil Aviation Department–saying that Azerbaijan welcomed the introduction of new air routes.

According to Pilossian–there are no contradictions between Armenia and Azerbaijan in that field.

Pilossian said that three transit air lines mainly connecting CIS states with Asian and Middle East countries are currently traversing Armenia’s air space. The date of the opening of the new air routes has already been agreed on with Turkey and Georgia.

In particular–the Guimri-Kars connection will be put in operation this summer–which will enable the basic air line to operate in the direction Turkmenbashi-Baku-Sevan-Gumri-Kars-Trabzon and further to Europe.

Pilossian also informed that a meeting of civil aviation representatives from the three Transcaucasian states would be held this May in Georgia.

The meeting will not only determine terms and possibilities of introducing new air routes–but possibilities of cooperation among the three states in the field of aviation as well.


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