April 26 2004


YEREVAN, APRIL 26, ARMENPRESS: Armenia's leading commercial
carrier, Armavia, said today it had flown 63,700 passengers in the
first quarter of this year with passenger turnover making 112,600,000
km, while cargo turnover was 600,000 km. Almost 86 percent of air
carriage was to CIS countries.
Armavia launched new, summer flight schedule from March 28 to run
until October 28. New regular flights will start operating with more
flights to Moscow and Novosibirsk, which will allow Armavia
passengers to reach any destination in Russia through Armavia's
partner Sibir carrier.
The number of regular flights will increase against last year by
15 percent with overall 70 flights a week. Also flights will be
operated from the second-largest Armenian town of Gyumri airport to
destinations in southern Russia.