Ukraine and Armenia liberalize air connection

Zvartnots Airport in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia Zvartnots Airport in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia (Photo by Armenia The World / Wikipedia)

The Ukrainian government and authorities of Armenia have agreed to remove restrictions on air connection between the two countries, the Ukrainian State Aviation Service announced. According to the agreement, there will be no restrictions to the number of assigned carriers, frequencies and the number of destinations. The regulations that were in effect previously allowed just one carrier from each airline to fly between the two countries, with the frequency being limited to three flights per week.

Currently, the only airline that flies between the two countries is Ukraine International Airlines. No Armenian carriers operate on the route.

Shortly before Ukraine announced liberalization measures, Estonia made the same move.  Direct flights between Tallinn and Kyiv are operated by Estonian carrier Nordica, which uses the code and fleet of Slovenian airline Adria Airways. In the future, UIA may be assigned to operate the same route.

Earlier this year, Kyiv liberalized flight regulations with two more countries – Poland, in April, and Italy, in March. The Open Skies agreement with the US has been in force since January. There is no such agreement with the European Union, however.



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