The European Commission has banned Armenian air carriers from flying to countries of the European Union. Armenpress talked about this decision and the future actions with Chair of the Civil Aviation Committee of Armenia Tatevik Revazian, who is currently on maternity leave.
“The decision concerns Aircompany Armenia and Atlantis European Airways, and it may create a serious obstacle. Although these airline companies carry out quite a few regular flights, they also organize chartered flights. The people won’t feel a very big difference, but it’s clear that this may cause big problems for the airline companies,” she stated.
Revazian also provided details about the May 12 session with the European General Aviatino Safety Team. According to her, the important thing is that Armenia has to solve its problems in the aviation sector.
Touching upon the question if there is an opportunity to apply to the European Commission with the offer to reconsider the decision after fixing the shortcomings, Revazian said there is definitely an opportunity and that the Civil Aviation Committee will gear all efforts towards that. Revazian added that she had asked the representatives of the European Commission when Armenia can apply again and was told that Armenia can apply during the session in 2022, if the country continues to work proactively.