BRYANSK, August 6 (Itar-Tass) —— Regular air service has been launched between the city of Bryansk in central European Russia and the Armenian capital of Yerevan.
A source in Bryansk airport said Yerevan-Bryansk-Yerevan flights will be performed once a week, on Saturdays, by the Armenian airline Armavia, which will use Bombardier CRJ-200 jets seating 50. The flight time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
The air service was organized at the initiative of the Armenian community in the Bryansk region, which roughly numbers 16,000.
Apart from it, it is also planned to resume air service between Bryansk and Moscow. Bryansk-Moscow-Bryansk flights might be launched from September, the Bryansk airport’s director general Vladimir Chirikov told Itar-Tass. The flights will be performed on weekdays. It is expected that the takeoff from Bryansk will scheduled for 07:00 a.m. and the plane will return back to Bryansk at about 11:00 p.m.
The Bryansk airport is capable of serving such aircraft as Boeing-737-400, Boeing-737-500, Tu-154, and Il-76. This summer, charter service was organized from the Bryansk airport to Antalya in Turkey and Khurgada in Egypt. Long-term plans provide for direct flights to Mineralnye Vody, St. Petersburg, Samara, Kaliningrad, to Anapa, Karsnodar, and Ukraine’s Simferopol.