STEPANAKERT (Azg)—Direct Yerevan-Stepanakert flights will launch on May 9, when the newly renovated Stepanakert airport will open to the public, announced the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic national civil aviation department.
The 35-minute flights will be on Artsakhavia Airlines on three 50-passenger SRJ-200 aircraft with a one-way ticket price of 15,000 drams ($41).
Construction of the airport has been completed and airport officials are putting the finishing touches on the two-storey facility, which will house a bar, a coffee shop, first-aid station, VIP hall for dignitaries, as well as parking lot.
The airport, which is shaped like a soaring bird in flight, can cater to 100 passengers per hour and looks to expand its accommodations beyond the Yerevan-Stepanakert flights.
A flying school to train new pilots will also operate from the airport.
The airport opening day coincides with 17th anniversary of the liberation of Shoushi.