YEREVAN, May 12. /ARKA/. Passenger traffic through Armenia’s two airports – Zvartnots in the capital city Yerevan and Shirak in the second-largest town of Gyumri in June, 2019 – increased by 12.1% when compared with June 2018, reaching 281,992 people.
According to Armenia – International Airports CJSC, which runs both airports, passenger traffic through Zvartnots increased by 15.4% to 270,818 people. Passenger traffic through the Gyumri airport Shirak decreased by 33.2% to 11,611 people.
From the beginning of the year, the passenger traffic through the two airports amounted to 795,605 people, which is 7.8% more than in the same period last year.
Over the first 6 months of the current year, passenger traffic via Zvartnots and Shirak airports amounted to 1,320,609 people, which is 9.4% more than in the same period last year. Compared to last year, the number of take-offs and landings also increased by 3.9% in both airports.
Zvartnots and Shirak airports are run by the Armenia – International Airports in accordance with a 30-year concessional management agreement sealed with Armenian government. The company belongs to American International Airports, an Argentine company owned by Eduardo Eurnekian, an Argentine entrepreneur of Armenian descent.