https://ahvalnews.com-Turkey and Armenia restarted charter flights between Istanbul and Yerevan on Wednesday, in a move designed to help normalise diplomatic ties frozen for almost three decades.
Turkish private carrier Pegasus is flying from Istanbul to Yerevan on Wednesday, with a return flight on Thursday, Hürriyet Daily News reported citing the airlines’ spokesperson. Pegasus plans three return flights per week, it said.
Armenia’s Fly One Armenia would also fly three times weekly to Istanbul, it said.
Turkish and Armenian envoys held a first round of exploratory talks in the
Russian capital of Moscow on Jan. 14 aimed at normalising diplomatic relations. Ties between the two countries have been suspended since early 1990’s amid Armenia’s conflict with Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, which the two countries fought over in late 2020. Turkey sided with Azerbaijan in the conflict. It closed its border with Armenia in 1993.