YEREVAN—The newly-completed departure terminal at Zvartnots international airport began operating Monday, with passengers from a Yerevan-St. Petersburg flight being the first to experience the new facility.
The terminal was officially inaugurated in September, as part of event marking the 20th anniversary of re-establishment of Armenia’s Independence
Argentine-Armenian businessman, Eduardo Eurnekian, who signed a 30-year management deal in 2002 to manage the Zvartnots and oversaw the impressive construction of the airport expressed satisfaction with the realization of the project.
Eurnekian said that new airport facility will elevate Armenia’s standing in the international community and will boost tourism, The departure terminal was the last of a series of improvements made since 2002 by Eurnekian totaling $320 million.
“Armenia needs to have the best, and we are trying to do our best for that,” Eurnekian told reporters.
The airport will better serve the 3 to 5 million annual passengers that travel through Zvartnots.
Eurnekian added that next phase of the project envisions the construction of a new highway and hotel.