As compared to January 2013, a 15% increase in passenger flow was observed at the “Zvartnots” International Airport of Yerevan in the first month of 2014. In January 2014 the Airport served 128 919 passengers against 112 443 of the past year. The number of flights in the same period rose by 11%. Instead of the 1344 flights in past January the number of flights operated in January 2014 was 1492.
The largest number of passengers was observed in flights to the CIS countries and the Middle East, thanks to the entry of new airlines into the Armenian market in the second half of 2013. If 27 airlines operated regular flights to Zvartnots in January 2013, now their number is 32. Also most of the airlines are increasing frequencies to all destinations which results in the reduction of the air ticket prices.
By the way, in January 2014, Air Armenia transported 16066 passengers onboard its 2 aircrafts, while in the same month last year Armavia transported only 18 224, using 7 aircrafts.