The Decision To Have National Carrier Is A Political One, Expert Thi


Mediamax, Armenia
April 19 2013

Yerevan /Mediamax/. President of Lawyers’ International Forum of
Tourism and Travel Michael Vukoskic said in Yerevan today that having
or not having a national carrier is a political decision.

“While making it, a number of factors should be considered, including
the problems typical to the country. I think it’s not so important
for small countries to have a national carrier. One can put the
question this way: to make investments in having a national carrier
or developing tourism”, he said.

U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern noted: “Of course, it’s the
decision of the Armenian government and I understand Armenia’s tough
regional state. But there are many examples when servicing wasn’t
suspended in a definite country despite the crisis”.

The Ambassador noted the example of Beirut airport during the civil war
in Lebanon where “there was no suspension” of any air transportation.

Deputy Minister of Economy of Armenia Ara Petrosyan touched upon the
state of tourist inflows due to the suspension of Armavia’s operation:
“We actively contact the private sector and we haven’t had any
complaint or cancellation of tourist inflow so far. The air companies
which had the permission to increase flight frequency closed the
market which was formerly owned by Armavia”, said the Deputy Minister.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS