Eurowings effective August 6 is now offering nonstop flights to Armenia: The airline launched a new direct connection and will fly its passengers from Cologne/Bonn to the Armenian capital Yerevan for the first time. Every Friday, an Airbus A320 takes off for Armenia at 2.20 pm, arriving at 8.40 pm. The return flight departs on the same day at 9.30 p.m. and lands at Cologne/Bonn Airport at 00.20 am the next day. All flight times are local times. The first flight last Friday, 6 August, was well booked with over 150 passengers.
Yerevan is the capital of Armenia and, as the country’s largest metropolis with over 1 million inhabitants, also its scientific, cultural and economic centre.
Ryanair has announced its first ever flights to and from Armenia, the 40th country in the Ryanair network, with two new routes from Yerevan to Milan Bergamo and Rome Ciampino starting in January 2020, and two new routes from Yerevan to Berlin Schönefeld and Gyumri to Memmingen starting in Summer 2020.
LOT Polish Airlines (Warsaw) has announced it will launch nonstop Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner flights from Warsaw to Tokyo (Narita) starting on January 13, 2016. The new route will operate three days a week.
In other news, according to Airline Route, the carrier will restore four routes to Belgrade, Chisinau, Yerevan and Zagreb in early January. These four routes were due to be dropped on July 1.
Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner SP-LRC (msn 35940) arrives in Toronto (Pearson).
LOT Polish Airlines aircraft slide show:
Photo below: LOT Polish Airlines. The economy cabin of the Boeing 787-8.
Dniproavia (Dnipropetrovsk) is dropping four routes due to the increased flying required to avoid the closed airspace of eastern Ukraine:
Kharkiv-Tbilisi-Kharkov – from September 7, 2014
Kharkiv-Yerevan-Kharkiv – from September 4, 2014
Kharkiv-Baku-Kharkov – from September 6, 2014
Odessa-Batumi-Odessa – from September 5, 2014
According to the airline, these forced cancellations are associated with the “increase in cost of flight”. The airline continued, “changing the route of the flight due to the closure of certain areas of airspace led to a significant increase in fuel consumption, the constant fluctuation of the dollar in the last month lowered the purchasing power of the passengers and confidence in the future – these factors have led to the fact that the fulfillment of these flights is unprofitable.”
Kharkiv is located in the eastern portion of the Ukraine near the on-going fighting.
Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 145EU (EMB-145EU) UR-DNF (msn 145404) departs from Stockholm (Arlanda).
Atlantis European Airways (Yerevan) has added its first Airbus A320, its first aircraft. Former Armavia A320-211 EK32008 (msn 229) has been acquired and is being prepared for service in Prague according to Skyliner.
The company describes its activities:
Atlantis European Airways (AEA) LLC is an air carrier, which was established in Armenia with a strong purpose to improve Armenia’s tourism services’ infrastructure as well as to support the country’s small business development opportunities. Atlantis European Airways LLC is operating code-share flights with Austrian and Czech Airlines from Yerevan via Vienna and Prague to other destinations. One of the main targets of the business strategy of Atlantis European Airways is the integration of the company with the largest alliances of overseas airlines worldwide. The overall mission of Atlantis European Airways is to attract corporate and non-corporate partners for long-term collaboration and encourage them to become members of the company as a result of which they will be offered the richest variety of services provided by Atlantis European Airways . It realizes charter flights on requests. Air tickets are being sold all over Armenia via travel agencies the number of which reaches around 40.
Air Armenia (Yerevan) will start a new twice-weekly route to Frankfurt on September 2. Previously the growing carrier started twice-weekly Paris (CDG) service on April 30.
Air Armenia is a private airline established in Armenia in 2003 and is based at Yerevan’s Zvartnots Airport.
For 10 years since its foundation, Air Armenia has only operated cargo flights, except for a short period in 2003-2004 when it was contracted to operate passenger flights.
Upon liberalization of air passenger transportation policy in Armenia in 2013, Air Armenia launched regular passenger services to Russia, and is planning to expand to other destinations in the CIS, Europe and Middle East.
Copyright Photo: OSDU/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 EK32039 (msn 1439) arrives in Moscow (Vnukovo).
Air Armenia (Yerevan, Armenia) on April 30 will launch twice-weekly Airbus A320 service to Paris (CDG). The Armenian carrier will also start twice-weekly flights to Athens on the same day per Airline Route.
Copyright Photo: OSDU/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 EK32039 (msn 1439) approaches the runway at Moscow (Vnukovo).
Air Armenia (Yerevan) commenced operations as a cargo airline on March 18, 2003 with Antonov An-12s. With the demise of Armavia, the airline commenced scheduled passenger flights on October 27 from Yerevan to Moscow (Vnukovo) with a Boeing 737-500 (737-505 EK73797, msn 26297, delivered on September 29). Local charter flights were started previously on October 23. The airline has also added an Airbus A320 (A320-214 EK32039, msn 1439, delivered on November 4).
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Images: Air Armenia. Air Armenia has also added a new look with the new jet aircraft.