General Department of Civil Aviation of Armenia
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Coat of arms of the Republic of Armenia
|Formed||February 13, 2003|
|Jurisdiction||Republic of Armenia|
Although the Department of Civil Aviation was commissioned in 2003, Armenia's aviation history dates back to 1933 when Armenian independent air detachment under Soviet Union, started regular flights to Tbilisi from Southern Airfield (former name of Erebuni Airport).
During Soviet Union Times, all flights were operated by the state owned company called Aeroflot. Aeroflot connected all major cities of the nation to one another. Armenia had many direct flights to other republics of the USSR. However, international flights out of USSR were flown only through Moscow Sheremetyevo airport.
During the times of Soviet Union Armenia saw the creation and the expansion of its aviation. Armenian SSR built all in all 7 airports and many other functioning airstrips.
Currently there are five official operational airports in Armenia. Two of the five (Shirak Airport and Zvartnots Airport) service international flights while the rest serve as regional airports. Erebuni Airport and Arzni Airport are mostly designated as a military airport stationing Armenian Air Force.
- "Home." General Department of Civil Aviation of Armenia. Retrieved on 25 December 2011. "Our address is: Yerevan, 357042 Zvartnoc airport" [sic]
- "Home (Armenian)." General Department of Civil Aviation of Armenia. Retrieved on 25 December 2011. "Մեր հասցեն է` ք.Երևան, 357042 <<Զվարթնոց>> օդանավակայան"