16:31 | May 17, 2017
Aircompany Armenia’s maiden direct flight from Yerevan to Tel Aviv is scheduled today at 17:55 Yerevan time. It will arrive in Tel Aviv at 20:25. Tel Aviv flights will take place every Thursday and Sunday.
14:20 | May 9, 2017
Throughout Armenia, apart from historical and architectural monuments, one can locate the skeletons of airplanes that have long stopped flying. These aircraft are not only exhibited at museums, but also at sites that at first glance appear odd.
20:15 | March 25, 2017
Khosrov Harutyunyan, president of Armenia’s Christian-Democratic Union, has been serving in the Armenian government and National Assembly since the country gained independence in the early 1990s.
23:11 | February 14, 2017
Daily flights in and out of Kapan soon increased to 10-12. On days featuring football matches in Yerevan, some 16 flights took off. Ten s of thousands flew to Yerevan and back without incident. The Kapan airport closed after 1990, due to several objective and subjective reasons, and fell into disrepair.
19:53 | January 11, 2017
Our research shows that more than US$ 26 million has already been spent on church and chapel construction in Armenia and Artsakh. We must note, however, that this amount does not include amounts spent on very large churches and chapels, especially in Yerevan. This amount would easily double, or even triple, if included.
17:01 | December 30, 2016
The Egyptian resort towns of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh have been attracting many tourists from Armenia in recent years. Peak travel times are summers, early autumn, and New Year’s.
22:41 | October 9, 2016
If the FFA president had no problem launching a witch-hunt to find traitors within the team, then it follows that the coach could utter such remarks bordering on the paranormal. At this point, one can only take pity on Sukiasyan and advise him, his staffers and players to hang an “evil-eye” around their necks to protect them from us reporters.
16:10 | August 17, 2016
The family of Armen Gevorgyan, Armenia’s former Deputy Prime Minister and currently secretary of Armenia’s National Security Council, has planted deep roots in the Czech Republic, where they are in the rental real estate business.
01:01 | June 30, 2016
In 2010, Gourgen and Artyom, the two sons of Armenian Minister of Finance Gagik Khachatryan, purchased a sprawling private house in the affluent Los Angeles neighborhood of Westwood. They paid $11 million for it.
16:36 | June 22, 2016
Reading the plaque commemorating prominent blacksmiths in the Artsakh village of Metz Taghlar, I ask why the name of the village is written in the form “Taghlar” and not “Tagher”?
00:09 | May 20, 2016
Taron-Avia got the go-ahead on May 10 during a council meeting held by Armenia’s Ministry of the Economy reviewing the tenders it had received by companies vying for the chance to conduct regular air service. The certificate was issued on May 16.
15:37 | March 24, 2016
Albert Yeritsyan, a famous businessman in Armenia mostly known for the ‘Father and Son Yeritsyans Supermarket’ in Yerevan, opened a business in the Czech Republic ten years ago. That business is now run by the family of Robert Yeritsyan, son of Albert.
00:13 | March 19, 2016
While this is not the first time that aviation companies registered in Armenia have been caught up in tangled international stories of intrigue, the government of Armenia seems to turn a blind eye to it all. Such an approach can lead to unforeseen consequences given the strong possibility that one day Armenia may face U.N. sanctions due to the exploits of Armenian aviators.
00:25 | February 15, 2016
According to “Swiss Leaks” findings, there were 10 clients associated with Armenia (4 had an Armenian passport/nationality) who opened 21 client accounts between 1989 and 2006 that were linked to 23 bank accounts. The maximum amount of money associated with a client connected to Armenia was $5.8M.
00:18 | January 27, 2016
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker has said that passengers on the new direct service to and from Yerevan will benefit from easier access to the rest of the world via Qatar Airways’ global network.
15:04 | January 23, 2016
If current trends continue, the Armenian aviation market will be at the mercy of foreign companies, mostly Russian. They can, at any time based on their interests, suspend commercial and non- commercial flights. More importantly, they can also dictate flight fares.
18:05 | November 3, 2015
Laboratory testing designed to reveal how a large number of surgery patients at the Kajaran Medical Center in Syunik contracted hepatitis C late last year has been completed, this according to Armenia’s Ministry of Health.
00:03 | October 7, 2015
Awadisian’s reputation as a criminal swindler got a major boost in February 2014 when he was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on an outstanding warrant in Alabama for bank fraud.
15:41 | October 5, 2015
It appears that Armenia’s State Committee for Economic Competitiveness Protection (SCECP) will not pursue the case to fine City Petrol Group (CPS) 100 million drams (US$212,000) on charges that the company had abused its position as a market leader.
Investigation Armavia: Armenia’s Faded Colors
00:12 | October 3, 2015
Armavia, regarded as Armenia’s flying colors, could have continue to operate. However artificial its dominancy over the ruins of Armenian Airlines may appear, the liberalization of the aviation sector – with all its negative consequences - was equally natural. In the history of Armenian aviation, the ten years between 2003 and 2013 will perhaps go down as the Armavia decade, rich with the extreme ups and downs particular to the aviation of independent Armenia.
Investigation Armavia: Falling from Grace
00:12 | July 23, 2015
Despite Baghdasarov’s estimate, in actuality Armavia flew over 800,000 passengers in 2010 (see the infograph above for number of passengers from 2003 to 2010). The discrepancy is incomprehensible —either Baghdasarov was needlessly disappointed or the company’s figure was inflated.
Investigation Armavia: Armenia’s Greatest Aviation Disaster
18:54 | June 12, 2015
Later on, many experts and company employees would draw comparisons between Siberia and the Baghdasarov eras, in favor of the former, pointing out poor management during the tenure of the Armenian oligarch that came to the fore in different ways and something that wasn’t even refuted at the top echelons of Armavia (while naturally pointing to the “faults” of others in the company’s failures).
00:28 | June 2, 2015
There are three schools operating in Shoushi today (a senior, primary and high school), two kindergartens, a music school, and one teachers’ college. With financial assistance from a benefactor, there are plans to build another kindergarten for 100 children.
Investigation Armavia: Controlling the Armenian Skies
19:52 | February 26, 2015
Armenia’s General Civil Aviation Department reports that the Iraqi Airways flight, linking Baghdad and Yerevan with a quick stopover in Erbil, will operate every Thursday and Sunday commencing March 5.
Investigation Armavia: An Airline’s History
16:00 | February 16, 2015
In September 2002, Armavia’s ownership was reshuffling. Liparit Poghosyan and Slavik Koshtoyan sold their shares to Natalya Filyova, from Novosibirsk, Russia, who is one of Russia’s wealthiest women today.
17:14 | February 3, 2015
But, if Mika Limited remains in the 8th round of creditors to be paid, it is difficult to see how Armavia’s assets will be sufficient to pay the money owed it. 152 creditors are ahead of Mika Ltd. in the waiting line.
15:49 | January 16, 2015
When taking into consideration Turkey’s tendency to build large reservoirs along the Arax River and the lower elevation of Azerbaijan, towards where Armenia’s rivers are flowing, reservoir construction is not only solving Armenia’s internal problems. Armenia’s fresh waters, against the backdrop of decreasing water resources, can become a strategic playing card in regional relations, with Armenia caught in between unfriendly neighbors.
23:27 | December 17, 2014
Since the Soviet era Armenia has implemented reservoirs as the most advantageous method for properly utilizing Lake Sevan and other bodies of water. That volume currently amounts to around 1.4 billion cubic meters.
14:52 | September 24, 2014
Of the five individuals charged with supplying the Artskah Defense Army with buffalo meat instead of beef in 2012, only one was convicted in a September 18 verdict by the Syunik Provincial Court.
14:22 | September 18, 2014
Earlier this month, Hetq published an article entitled “Artsakh Border Community School in Need: New Ping- Pong Tables Aren’t the Answer”highlighting the problems facing students and teachers at the Aknaberd School in Artsakh’snortherMartakert District.
18:09 | September 12, 2014
Arsen Julfalakyan has been crowned world champion in the 75kg Greco-Roman category after beating Neven Zugaj earlier this evening at the 2014 World Wrestling Championship in Tashkent.
10:07 | April 25, 2014
Armenian and Turkish protestors and their supporters once again organized simultaneous demonstrations outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C., on April 24, the day of the recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
14:50 | April 18, 2014
Opponents, noting that the Iranian shepherds would be coming from the country’s East Azerbaijan Province, labeled the plan an environmental as well as national security threat to Armenia.
00:02 | April 15, 2014
Kapan, capital of Armenia’s Syunik Province, is indeed a city replete with contrasts that the visitor will meet at every turn. All it takes is a brief walk down its streets, or better yet, head to the town’s marketplace which has seen better days.
20:08 | March 29, 2014
With today’s loss to Dmitry Andreikin during the 13th round of the 2014 FIDE World Candidates Tournament at Khanty-Mansiysk, Levon Aronian is out of the race to challenge world chess champion Magnus Carlsen.
15:23 | March 21, 2014
Today’s session in the Ajapnyak and Davtashen District Court, at which Lousabek Samvelyan, the former assistant to the president of the Norashen 2007 consumer cooperative charged with defrauding clients out of money paid for the purchase of apartments, was scheduled to testify in a Yerevan court tomorrow was postponed until March 28.
11:57 | March 20, 2014
Hetq has learnt that Lousabek Samvelyan, the former assistant to the president of the Norashen 2007 consumer cooperative who has been charged with defrauding clients out of money paid for the purchase of apartments, will give testimony in a Yerevan court tomorrow.
12:51 | March 17, 2014
Svidler and Kramnik share second place with 2 points each. Topalov and Aronian are at 1.5 points, while Andreikin and Karjakin have 1 point each. Mamedyarov remained on 0.5 points.
11:52 | February 5, 2014
Albert Ohanjanyan, accused of supplying the Artsakh Defense Army with frozen buffalo meat instead of beef last year, is compensating for damages incurred by building a 150,000 ton refrigerated unit (valued at US$181,000) from his own money.
15:21 | February 4, 2014
As Hetq previously reported, about 1,400 tons of "super" fuel was imported the last time in 2008. However, this grade of gasoline can now be found in several gas stations in the country and especially the capital.
18:15 | January 30, 2014
Though numerous gas stations especially in Yerevan offer "super" fuel in addition to "regular" and "premium," no such fuel has been imported in Armenia since 2008 (such fuel is practically non- existent outside the capital).
13:06 | December 13, 2013
Vertir Airlines, an Armenian company owned by the uncle of the man who heads Armenia’s Civil Aviation Department, has been accused by the U.S. Commerce Department for acting as a middleman for an Iranian airline in order to circumvent U.S. sanctions.
13:25 | December 3, 2013
Scores of protesters who had gathered outside the National Assembly in opposition to the scheduled January 1 launch of the mandatory individual pension system in Armenia, have now set their sights on the Preidential Palace.
12:55 | November 26, 2013
Enterprises violating the law are taking advantage of the shortcomings of the same law. So why aren’t these shortcomings being fixed? If a person can create a new company to participate in and win state tenders, what’s the sense of blacklisting a company registered under the same name and doing business in the same sector? Is it all for show?
11:49 | October 30, 2013
Movsesyan has maintained cool relations with government leaders, both past and present. However, by forming an entourage in the government to advance his business, Movsesyan and others are serious impediments to the development of Armenian aviation at this stage. If this current opportunity to liberalize the sector is missed, then there will be a new, and even more painful, retreat than witnessed in 2003.
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