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Nagorno-Karabakh Airport Preparing For First Flights In Decades

The breakaway Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh’s sole civilian airport will reopen in May to operate the first commercial flights between the disputed area and Armenia in nearly 20 years, RFE/RL’s Armenian Service reports.

Dmitry Atbashian, head of the local civil aviation authority, said on January 26 that an airline company has been set up to carry out those daily flights.

Flights to and from the airport, located 8 kilometers east of Stepanakert, were discontinued in 1991 amid intensifying armed clashes in and around Karabakh that degenerated into a full-scale Armenian-Azerbaijani war. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Turkish Press No Comments » January 2011