Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   24 March

Taron Avia’s maiden flight en route Gyumri-Krasnodar to take off April 25

YEREVAN, MARCH 24, ARMENPRESS. Taron Avia airlines launched regular and charter flights from Gyumri’s Shirak airport.

Garnik Papikyan, director of Taron Avia, told a press conference in ARMENPRESS the hub of the company will be in the Shirak airport.

“In the initial period flights will be operated with one Boeing 737-500 aircraft, named “Mher Mkrtchyan”. The first Gyumri-Krasnodar-Gyumri regular flight is planned for April 25. Regular flights are also scheduled en route Rostov-on-Don, Samara and other directions. I have to mention all our aircrafts meet the requirements of Boeing in terms of technical standards”, Papikyan said.

The airline has three aircrafts, which are currently in Jordan on technical maintenance.

The minimal air ticket price for Gyumri-Krasnodar will be 75 Euros or around 39 thousand drams, Krasnodar-Gyumri – 60 Euros or around 31 thousand drams.

The ticket prices for Gyumri-Rostov-on-Don will be 86 Euros or around 44 thousand drams, with the opposite direction 68 Euros or around 35 thousand drams.

Gyumri-Samara tickets will be priced 125 Euros or 65 thousand AMD, Samara-Gyumri 100 Euros or around 52 thousand AMD. Papikyan said more directions will be added in the future, namely en route Moscow, Sochi etc.

Levon Karamyan, commercial director of the airlines, said the prices have been designed with those principles which are real. “It will include all kinds of taxes and duties, and will enable passengers to transport 25kg baggage and 7kg hang luggage for free”, he said, adding “we present the tariff which includes everything”, Karamyan said.

He mentioned that the government has created prerequisites for developing Shirak airport. Karamyan says it will positively impact the development of Armenia’s economy and tourism.

The executives of Taron Avia also mentioned their prices will be cheaper compared to the same directions from Zvartnots airport.

E-booking and purchase of tickets is available at www.taron-avia.am, the official website of the airlines, and the most popular search systems www.aviasales.ru and www.ozon.ru.


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