Russia and Armenia have agreed to remove all airline restrictions on routes between the two countries. According to the Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, authorities will revoke limits on the number of carriers, frequencies, aircraft types and number of destinations. The new rules will be introduced this year, the Air Transport World reports.
Because of the significant Armenian diaspora in Russia, flights to these destinations are in high demand, especially between the countries’ capitals. Yerevan-Moscow is the fifth most popular international route in Russia.
According to Russia’s Air Transport Sourcebook, Russian airlines carried 587,945 passengers between the cities in 2012.
Russia’ Aeroflot, Transaero and S7 Airlines operate flights to Armenia. In October, Armenia authorities designated Air Armenia to fly between the capitals and on several other routes in Russia.