3 OUT OF 5 ARMAVIA'S PLANES MANUFACTURED BY AIRBUS FIRM

Noyan Tapan
May 05 2006

YEREVAN, MAY 5, NOYAN TAPAN. The Armanian airline Armavia's A-320
plane that crashed on May 3 was munifactured by Airbus firm in 1995
and was acquired on leasing by Armavia in 2004. To recap, recently
the airline management stated that 90% of its flights are operated by
planes manufactured by Airbus. 3 out of 5 planes of Armavia, including
one A-320 and two A-319, have been manufactured by the Airbus firm. The
134-seat A-319 made in 2004 was leased by the airline only a month
ago. Besides, Armavia has a 350-seat IL-86 and a 120-seat YAK-42. In
2005, Armavia transported 500,100 passengers, 257,100 of whom - from
Armenia to other countries, and 243 thousand passengers - to Armenia.