December 26, 2018 - 16:38 AMT
European budget carriers ready to enter Armenian market: official

European low-cost airlines are ready to enter the Armenian market, head of the country's Tourism Committee Hripsime Grigoryan told reporters on Wednesday, December 26.

According to her, a set of negotiations have already been held with a number of European budget carriers.

She said the airlines will most probably fly to Armenia’s second-largest town, Gyumri, which is home to Shirak airport.

Grigoryan said government support is a key condition for a low-cost airline to enter the Armenian market, citing assistance in promoting the companies' marketing policies as an example.

Only one budget airline - Russia's Pobeda - is offering relatively cheap flights to from Moscow to Gyumri.