Posted on: 18 October 2019 by Kimberley Young
Armenia International Airports Company is welcoming Ryanair to its airports and is planning to invest in Gyumri’s Shirak Airport ahead of the service launch.
Ryanair is adding Armenia as the 40th country in its network, with two new routes from Yerevan to Milan Bergamo and Rome Ciampino from January 2020, and two new routes from Yerevan to Berlin Schönefeld and Gyumri to Memmingen starting summer 2020.
At a joint press conference with the airline, the director of Armenia International Airports, Marcelo Wende announced the entry of the airline to the Armenian aviation market.
“We are planning to invest to Gyumri’s Shirak Airport about $20 million, and investments are under way now,” Wende announced. “On April, when Ryanair starts the flights, we will already have a new arrival hall where we will also be able to receive more flights.”
Wende also highlighted that the development of the airport is of interest to the government.
Ryanair’s David O’Brien commented: “We’re pleased to announce Ryanair’s low fares have arrived at Yerevan and Gyumri, our newest airports and 1st airports in Armenia.”
He added that the routes will “further promote Armenian tourism” continuing “We look forward to developing new Armenian traffic growth, new routes, and jobs in the coming years.”
Ryanair’s 2020 schedule will deliver 130,000 customers annually to/from the airline’s Armenian airports.