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Armenia to start “open skies” policy

Wednesday, March 13
Armenia shall pass to an “open skies” policy between 2013 and 2025, the Finance Ministry’s “Republic of Armenia Long-Term Strategic Development Plan 2012-2015” draft states. This policy assumes including low-budget airline companies, de-monopolizing railway passenger transport and ensuring competition, building and modernizing tourism infrastructure outside the capital city Yerevan, and encouraging the inclusion of international hotel operators. In 2025, Armenia is expected to receive 2,300,000 tourists per year, as compared to the present-day 800,000 vacationers. (News.Am)