Zhoghovurd: Armenian government’s open skies policy ‘closing’ as Russian lowcoster increases airfares

10:17 • 10.10.17



Despite the Armenian authorities’ great enthusiasm over the entry of a low-cost Russian airline into the country’s aviation market (in early 2016), the report turned out a well-designed advertisement with a short-term effect.


Pobeda Airline, which promised to carry out flights between Moscow and Armenia’s second largest city, Gyumri, for only 10,000 Armenian Drams (approx $20), has now essentially increased prices, selling one air ticket for 87,000 Drams (over $180), the paper says, citing the company’s website.


“The available information suggests only one thing, i.e. – that the open skies policy declared by the Armenian authorities is now gradually closing,” writes the paper.  

 

 





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