Armenian airline to buy lease 3 Airbuses after crash, fire
14:45 | 06/ 05/ 2006

RIA Novosti, Russia
May 6 2006

YEREVAN, May 6 (RIA Novosti) - Armavia, Armenia's national airline,
said Saturday it would lease three new Airbus planes after losing two -
one with 113 people on board - in three days earlier this week.

An Armavia-owned A-320 crashed into Black Sea in stormy weather
Wednesday with the loss of 105 passengers and eight crewmembers,
and another one was destroyed in a fire at Belgium's Zaventem airport
early Friday.

The company said in a news release that the additions to its fleet
would only be "new aircraft."

The release said the first A-319 produced in 2004 or 2005 would start
operating by May 15.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress