“I can only say our word to our Turkish friends that have a great influence there, and I have done just that. They agree with me but cannot say anything yet, as long as there is no official clarification,” Akhoyan said.
As Armenian News-NEWS.am informed earlier, Turkish civil aviation authorities decided to suspend Yerevan-Van-Yerevan flights for an uncertain period starting from April 3.
The Armenian organizer of the flights, Narekavank Tour, issued a statement expressing regret over the decision.
“Narekavank Tour is sorry to inform that yesterday, March 28, 2013, the General Directorate of Civil Aviation of Turkey officially suspended the Van-Yerevan-Van direct flights.
These flights had to be operated by Armenian Tour Operator Narekavank Tour, Turkish Borajet Airline, and Ayanis Travel Agency, which is based in Van. The major goal of the flight was to develop regional tourism and cultural interactions between the people, along with contributing to economic and business cooperation.
The organizers of the flight were very enthusiastic and happy that such initiative did not meet any obstacles in
It is very sad and discouraging that Turkish authorities were not able to do the same, and they ultimately let politics interfere with this promising initiative. [But] we still count on the Turkish authorities to show understanding and to reconsider their decision,” the company said in a statement.
The news about the scheduled operation of the Yerevan-Van flights had sparked anger in