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Vahe Sarukhanyan

Air Armenia Acquires Airbus A320 for Moscow Flights

Air Armenia, which started to serve the Yerevan-Moscow route on October 27, has added a second plane to its fleet.

The newly acquired Airbus A320 thus joins the Boeing 737-500 now in service.

Company owner Vahan Harutunyan says the Airbus will fly to Moscow, while the Boeing will serve the southern Russian cities of Sochi, Krasnodar, Rostov and Samara.

Arsen Avetisyan, another shareholder, said Air Armenia plans to acquire another five or six airplanes in the next five years.

The company has leased the new Airbus A320-214 for the next five years. It can accommodate 150-180 passengers and has a flight range of 6,100 kilometers.

The plane, manufactured in 2001, was first by the Belgian Sabena Airlines.