New Direct Flight Connecting Armenia and Italy

Armenia’s efforts in targeting its tourism promotion at the Italian outbound market have paid off. MyAir company, in partnership with Festa Tour Avia will be commencing direct flights between Venice and Yerevan from June 5th.

Yerevan, Armenia, May 28, 2009 --(

Although the flights will initially be only weekly, Festa Tour Avia has indicated that if all goes well, they will consider the possibility of opening the flights to other Italian cities, given the size of the outbound market and the level of interest in Armenia amongst Italian travelers.

The Armenian Tourism Development Agency, with the support of its Italian representative Nadia Pasqual, has made great strides in promoting Armenia in Italy. So much so, Italian leisure arrivals to Armenian Hotels have increased by 41% per year on average during the past three years compared to 11% for leisure tourists overall.

Ticket prices are expected to be around €481. Further details are available from

About ATDA
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.

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