Armenia receives first Turkish flight amid normalization process

Armenia receives first Turkish flight amid normalization process

Reciprocal charter flights were relaunched Wednesday between Istanbul and Yerevan amid talks between Turkey and Armenia to normalize relations. 

Zvartnos Airport received the first flight from Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen Airport around 2.20 a.m. Thursday, operated by Turkish budget carrier Pegasus Airlines.

A FlyOne airlines flight took off from Yerevan International Zvartnots Airport at 6 p.m. local time Wednesday and will land at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen Airport around 7.30 p.m.

There were no direct flights between Turkey and Armenia for around two years after Turkish airline Atlasjet went bankrupt in February 2020.

Pegasus Airlines and Fly One Armenia will run three flights per week between Istanbul and Yerevan, Anadolu agency reported.

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