Luchtzak Aviation, Belgium Jan 16 2005 Armavia cancels flights to Europe: poor sales SN30952 writes "Armenia's flagship airline, owned by Russia's second-biggest Sibir airline, has cancelled weekend flights between Yerevan and three major European cities, despite growing demand. Armavia, the Russian-owned private carrier, stopped flying in weekends to Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris as from this month, immediately after obtaining exclusive rights to the flights from the Armenian government. Armavia cited poor ticket sales to justify the move. Armavia's sole Western European destination now is Paris. The cancelled flights used to be operated by Armenian International Airways, a small private company now facing uncertain future. Its traffic rights expired last month and were transferred to Armavia which thus effectively became the sole Armenian-based airline. Or how to kill an airline? http://www.armenianairways.am/ http://www.u8.am/en/home.html Austrian Airlines, the third largest carrier of passengers to and from Armenia, increased the frequency of its regular Vienna-Yerevan flights. OS flies presently five days a week."