Armavia adds Amritsar (India) and Birmingham (UK)
- On Wednesday 25 July, the Armenian flag-carrier Armavia began operating weekly flights between Yerevan (EVN) and Birmingham (BHX) in the UK using an A320. The airline’s website recommends The Barber Institute, Cadbury World and the Botanical Gardens as things worth seeing in Birmingham. Armavia appears to have operated the route before on an irregular basis, between September 2010 and April 2011. The airline also launched weekly flights last week from Yerevan to Amritsar (ATQ) in India using a 737. As a result, the airline is now offering connecting flights from Birmingham to Amritsar (a holy Sikh city) via Yerevan, targeting the considerable VFR potential, as Birmingham has a substantial South Asian ethnic population.
Armavia, ATQ, BHX, EVN