THE DECISION TO HAVE NATIONAL CARRIER IS A POLITICAL ONE, EXPERT THINKS
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