ArmInfo. It is planned to establish direct air communication between Armenia and Jordan. At the February 13 meeting, the RA National Assembly ratified the agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on air traffic.
According to the Chairperson of the Civil Aviation Committee of the Republic of Armenia Tatevik Revazyan, the agreement was signed on November 1, 2018 in Aman. The document provides for equal rights for air carriers of the two countries, while liberalizing issues such as the appointment by the parties of their air carriers, price regulation, frequency of flights, and service destinations. At the same time, the parties commit themselves to ensuring the safety of air transportation, ensuring equal competitive conditions. The Head of the Committee emphasized that the ratification of the agreement would enhance bilateral relations, increase tourism flow and positively affect the country's economy.
At the same time, she admitted that at this stage, airlines operating in Jordan and Armenia have no interest in organizing direct flights between the two countries to increase tourist flow, however, this does not mean that this issue does not need to be regulated. "Today, new directions began to develop very quickly, and it turned out that there were countries with which we did not have any agreements at all, and this would create obstacles if we did not resolve this situation," Tatevik Revazyan added. She found it difficult to say whether it is possible in principle to organize flights to Jordan, since, as she admitted, today there are many different kinds of obstacles, including visa ones, however, through transit, with certain restrictions, it is possible. The head of the Committee also said that similar agreements are currently in effect with 49 countries, and the next step is to conclude an agreement with the European Union.