An Azerbaijani passenger plane flew over Armenia on Wednesday for the first time in seven years.

Azerbaijan’s national airline AZAL said it has started again using Armenian airspace for its flights from Baku to Nakhichevan exclave bordering Armenia and Iran. It said this will shorten travel time between the two cities and thereby cut the cost of those flights.

Armenia’s Civil Aviation Committee has confirmed that on October 6 a flight on the Baku-Nakhijevan route was carried out over the airspace of the Republic of Armenia.

The use of the airspace of both Armenia and Azerbaijan has never been restricted for civilian aircrafts, except during the 44-day war, the Committee said in a statement.

Flights on the mentioned route were regularly carried out before November 8, 2014, after which the Azerbaijani side chose to stop using the airspace of the Republic of Armenia.

At the same time, the Civil Aviation Committee said flights from Zvartnots Airport to other countries and in the opposite direction have been carried out all this time.

It added that the transit aviation permits are not issued by the Armenian aviation authorities, as according to the procedures, no permit is required for the implementation of transit flights by civil aircrafts.

The right to choose the routes is reserved for the aircraft operators.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get notified of the latest updates from MassisPost.

You May Also Like

IMF Resident Representative Analyzes Positive and Negative Influences Of EEU Membership On Armenia

YEREVAN — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates positive and negative influences…

California Armenian-American Democratic Charter Takes Historical Step

SANTA ANA, CA – The California Armenian-American Democrats (CAAD), spearheaded by Chairman…

Pashinyan to CoE Secretary General: Armenia is Committed to Continuing Path of Democracy

YEREVAN — Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received Council of Europe Secretary General…

Women Leaders of The Armenian Bar Board of Governors Support Domestic Violence Bill in Armenia

In 1915, the generation of our great-grandmothers was taken against their will…