Planes from Stepanakert airport to fly in all directions

13:12 - 02.04.11

The Armenian side will take all appropriate measures to organize
flights to different countries from the newly constructed airport in
Stepanakert, the head of the Nagorno Karabakh Civil Aviation
Department has said.

"Some day in future our planes will fly to Paris, Moscow and many
other parts of the world, Dmitry Adbashyan told

He added in the meantime that ICAO's current charter allows
Stepanakert planes to fly only to Yerevan.

The Stepanakert airport will be handed over to operation in May, 2011.
Adbashyan said that three 50-seat aircrafts will serve the flights.
The tickets will cost 16,000-18,000 drams (about $43-49).

Abashyan also added that Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) has specially
trained personnel to operate the airport.

"Specialists from Yerevan are training our young specialists. Our
first step was the opening of a training center," he said.
The specialists trained in Stepanakert will also have additional
training courses at Yerevan's Zvartnots airport.

From: A. Papazian