YEREVAN. – Past daily of Armenia writes: Yesterday, the European Commission, updating its list of airlines on the EU's air safety list (…), included Armenia among the countries banned from flying in the EU. Such a decision was made as a result of appropriate inspections.
One of the aviation experts, who wanted to remain anonymous, told Past that this update is painful, but it is hard to consider it unexpected, or a surprise. "This is the result of disgraceful activity, moreover, inaction of the last two years, the results of which can be very dire.
The next ‘series’ will be that European airlines will fill the vacancies, and this means the destruction of Armenia’s aviation.
Now the ball is in the court of the [Armenian] authorities on how they will be able to work with the European Commission from now on to rectify the situation as much as possible, although it will be very hard," he said.