Armenia, US Sign Open Sky Agreement

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–The United States and Armenia have signed an Open Sky agreement, taking a step toward establishing direct flights between the two countries, reported Armenpress.

The agreement was signed in Washington DC between the Director of Armenia’s Civil Aviation Agency, Artyom Movsesian and US Deputy Secretary of State Daniel Fried following an annual meeting of the US-Armenia Joint Economic Taskforce (USATF) on November 21.

Armenia’s Economy Minister Nerses Yeritsian had led a government delegation to Washington from November 19-21 for talks with the USATF, which included officials from the US Departmen’s of State and Commerce, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

The agreement will allow air carriers from the US and Armenia to make decisions on routes, capacity, and pricing based on commercial considerations. Movsessian said the agreement is “quite liberal,” giving air carriers from both countries opportunities for cooperative marketing arrangemen’s, according to Armenpress.

Armavia has repeatedly announced that it is exploring options for establishing direct flights between Los Angeles and Yerevan.

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