2009-01-09 04:06:00

ArmInfo. Armenia intends to develop small aviation. At the Jan 8
sitting, the Armenian government approved the conception of small
aviation development presented by Head of the General Department of
Armenian Civil Aviation Artyom Movsisyan. According to him, development
of this direction is of strategic importance for the republic. Small
aviation will make it possible to carry out air transportation during
agricultural and rescuing work, as well as during surveys, map-making,
etc. This will ensure more dynamic transport communication between
the regions and contribute to development of tourism in Armenia,
Movsisyan said.

It should be noted that in Soviet times there were 13 airports in
operation in the republic. At present, no air transportation is
carried out inside the republic. There are three airports currently
in operation in Armenia: Zvartnots (civil airport) and Erebouni
(military airport) in Yerevan and Shirak airport in Gyumri. Possible
renovation of airports in Goris, Vardenis, Gavar, Meghri, Kapan,
Sisian and Jermuk is being considered. To recall, in 2001 Zvartnots
and Shirak airports were passed to concessional management of Armenia
International Airports CJSC owned by Argentine entrepreneur Eduardo
Eurnekian for 30 years.