29 June, 2012

YEREVAN, JUNE 29, ARMENPRESS: The airport of Stepanakert is technically
ready for operation. Armenpress was informed from the head NKR
civil aviation department Dmitry Adbashyan that issues relating to
certification of the staff had also been solved.

"The committee from General Civil Aviation Department of Armenia
conducted inspections to find out the correspondence of the airport
to ICAO demands" he said. Adbashyan also informed that though the
act has not been signed yet but it can be stated that the inspections
were successful. The acts will be received some days later, defects
will be corrected and they will have the right to operate the airport.

Adbashyan could not answer when they would receive the act and what
kind of defects and demands would be in it.

He informed that they do their best in order to operate the airport
as soon as possible. They try to establish affordable prices for
those who want to leave from Yerevan for Stepanakert. According to
preliminary information the value of the ticket will be around 20
000 AMD, apparently up to 18 000 AMD. The duration of the flight
will be 40 minutes. Periodicity is not yet finally approved. The
head of the department mentioned that there is a wish to implement
one or two flights a day. He is for implementing two flights a day
but some specialists advise to begin from one flight a day. After
the operation of the airport flights to other directions will also
be implemented but it is early o speak about it.