Arkia Israeli Airlines announced a decision on May 24 to enter the Armenian market. Tel Aviv -Yerevan first flight will operate on May 28, with the return flight planned for June 5, depending on the number of the passengers. Flights will operate on Wednesdays, with the starting ticket prices totaling euro 310 General Manager of Armenia International Airports CJSC Marcelo Wende hailed the initiative, noting it a good opportunity to develop bilateral relations. Director of Arkia Airlines Armenian office, in turn, conditioned the decision to enter the Armenian market by the surveys conducted in 2012. He also voiced hope that the flight will boost the tourism industry.