Armenia’s national air carrier, Armavia Air Company, will commence a new direct flight between Yerevan and Rome beginning July 15, 2009.
Scheduled daytime flights will be undertaken weekly on a Wednesday with a duration of approximately 4 hours. Round-trip tickets from Yerevan are anticipated to cost around US$570. Quotes and schedule details are available from the Armavia website – www.armavia.am or Armavia’s general sales agent in Italy – Rome-based global tour operator URARTU Travel Company website – www.urartutravel.eu.
The Armenian Tourism Development Agency, with the support of its Italian representative, Nadia Pasqual, has made great strides in promoting Armenia to the Italian market. So much so, Italian arrivals to Armenian Hotels increased from 2007 to 2008 by 55 percent compared to 18 percent for arrivals overall.
The Armenian Tourism Development Agency (ATDA) was established as the government’s tourism promotional arm in June 2001. In partnership with private businesses, it aims to market Armenia in local and international markets, and create programs aiding the overall development of Armenia’s tourism industry.