The budget flights from Armenia to Italy, Greece, and Austria have begun to spark concern for many Armenian citizens.
Numerous people have called Armenian News-NEWS.am saying they bought affordable airline tickets, but are losing their tickets because no embassy of a Schengen country in Armenia has any availability until April to receive visa documents.
Several Armenian travel companies have confirmed this information. They worry that if there is no availability in the aforesaid embassies now, before the tourist season has yet begun, then booking an appointment at these embassies will turn into a nightmare in summer as new flights to Europe will start in March, April, and May.
One of the staff of these travel companies stressed that the problem is that the embassies are receiving a limited number of visa applications which have met the requirements up to now, but current new direct flights have increased the number of applicants, whereas embassies still continue to receive applications at the old limit.