Facts, figures, and Results: Zvartnots International Airport reports details on its activity and not օnly

19:40 • 17.09.18



For many years Zvartnots International Airport has been welcoming and sending off a number of tourists and our compatriots to and from Yerevan. The largest airport in Armenia, operating thousands of international flights per year, has been renovated and updated repeatedly to provide quality service to its clients.


Perhaps few people know how much investment has been made by Zvartnots, how many jobs have been created and what Zvartnots has passed through to become a high quality service platform.


In 2001 Argentinean-Armenian entrepreneur Eduardo Eurnekian's Corporación América S.A. entered into a concession agreement with the Government of the Republic of Armenia, under which management of “Armenia” International Airports” CJSC together with “Zvartnots” International Airport was entrusted to Corporación América S.A. The latter with 53 airports in different countries of the world would surely increase the reputation of Zvartnots thanks to its many years of experience.


One of the richest people in South America, Eduardo Eurnekian made serious investments and soon Zvartnots became one of the leading airports not only in the region, but also in the CIS. The evidence of it are the results of the 2nd Annual Emerging Airports Conference and Exhibition held in Dubai in 2013, where Yerevan’s Zvartnots International Airport was chosen as the “Best Emerging Airport of Russia, CIS & the Baltic States”.


There is no doubt that airports have a key role for all countries. Having advanced aviation has a positive impact on the development of tourism and on the economic situation of the country in general. From this perspective it’s not accidental that Zvartnots is one of the largest taxpayers in Armenia. Only in 2017, it paid 3 billion 318 million 274 thousand 400 Armenian drams to the state budget.


For all these years Zvartnots has solved and continues to solve the issue of job creation in Armenia. Currently there are 1690 people working in the company. In addition, jobs have been created for those working in around three dozen stores, cafes, banks, postal offices and elsewhere on the airport territory. All these points of service delivery at the airport, be it a cafe, a shop or a bank, work 24/7 and serve visitors at any time of the day.


In the ultra-modern terminal there has been increased the number of check-in counters and checkpoints; new, safer and covered parking area has been built for 600 vehicles. Thanks to large financial investments, Zvartnots is now equipped with modern and powerful facilities to ensure a maximum level of security.


Zvartnots serves flights at any time of the day. In 2016 passenger flow at Zvartnots reached a historical point – the airport received over 2 million passengers. Last time Zvartnots had seen so many passengers in 1992. A record index was also registered in August 2018. In one month the airport served 329,665 passengers.


These figures are indicators of high demand. Year after year the airport expands the number of passengers and will soon need to increase investments to serve more people.


In addition to creating all the indoor conveniences for its visitors, Zvartnots has also improved its communication means. Downloading the Zvartnots app for Android and iOS operating systems, you can get information on all the arrivals and departures, stores and banks on the airport territory, parking availability, services offered by the airport, track the flight in Real Time, scan the boarding pass, etc. Soon the information will also be available on the trilingual website of Zvartnots currently under development. Both the website and the app are most accessible and useful for visitors.


Parallel to all this, the airport introduces visitors to the country's cultural life. As an entity of corporate responsibility, Zvartnots has housed some frescos of talented Armenian muralist Minas, with almost no tourists remaining indifferent to them. The airport has created all the conditions for secure reservation of the frescoes. In addition, works by talented Armenian artists are exhibited at the airport every month.


Millions of dollars of the benefactor have a crucial role not only for Yerevan, but also for the development of the regions of Armenia. Thousands of people are employed by Shirak Airport of Gyumri, the public school in Echmiadzin, hospitals, schools in Artsakh, and Karas wines. Thus, the problem of employment is solved – families are improving their social status.

 
























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