Air France has begun regular flights between Paris and Yerevan. Airbus A-320 planes seating 159 business and economic class passengers will be used on the route.
Cities in Eastern and Central Europe are Air France’s priority destinations, Air France Senior Vice President for Europe and North Africa, Etienne Rachou said.
“Our company tries to keep abreast with the development of our countries’ relations, contribute to higher economic and tourist exchanges with Armenia, bearing in mind the large Armenian Diaspora in France,” he said.
Air France hopes that passengers from Los-Angeles, U.S., where the largest Armenian Diaspora resides, will guarantee high seat occupancy rates. The company offers many connection flights across the Atlantic Ocean.
“This is a strong political message on the eve of the Year of Armenia in France festival,” French Ambassador to Armenia Henry Cuni said.
The launch of Air France flights to Yerevan “proves that Armenia is of strategic interest to French investors,” he said.