Baku/04.01.22/Turan: Turkish Pegasus Airlines applied to the Armenian Committee of Civil Aviation for the permission to operate Istanbul-Yerevan-Istanbul flights. Sona Harutyunyan, press-secretary of the Ministry of Territorial Development and Infrastructure, said this on Tuesday.
“Pegasus has applied to operate two flights a week starting in February,” she told TASS agency.
The Civil Aviation Committee has begun reviewing the application and will decide within a reasonable time frame.
Earlier the Flyone Armenia airline received permission from the local aviation authorities to operate Yerevan-Istanbul-Yerevan charter flights and expects a similar decision from the Turkish side.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated on December 6 that Ankara is considering the applications of Turkish and Armenian airlines for flights between the two countries. In mid-December, Ankara and Yerevan informed about the appointment of special envoys for normalization of bilateral relations. Besides, the Armenian government decided from January 1, 2022 not to extend the ban on imports of Turkish goods imposed at the end of December 2020. -02D-