Aram Ananyan, chairman of the board of directors of Flyone Armenia airline from Armenia, said that the Turkish authorities allowed their planes to fly to Istanbul, TASS writes.
According to Ananyan, the first flight of the Armenian airlines from Yerevan is scheduled for February 2.
Earlier it was reported that the Turkish airline Pegasus Airlines will start flights on the Istanbul-Yerevan route. On December 16, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Ankara is interested in normalizing relations with Yerevan. He expressed hope for a peace agreement between Yerevan and Baku, and stated that the opening of flights should facilitate economic contacts between all parties.
There have been no diplomatic relations between Yerevan and Ankara since 1993. Turkey closed its land border with Armenia in protest against the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, which escalated after the collapse of the USSR. In addition, Ankara still does not recognize the fact of the genocide of the Armenian people, which the Armenians systematically seek from the governments of the main world powers.