Among the celebrations to welcome the arrival of Taron Avia to Gyumri on 25 April was a classic route launch cake. The airline will link the Armenian city to Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don and Samara, with all three routes being flown on the airline’s 737-500s. Neither of the routes will face direct compeition.
- Taron Avia has begun flights from Gyumri (LWN) in Armenia this week, starting on 25 April with a twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays) service on the 608-kilometre sector to Krasnodar (KRR). This was then followed with flights on the 608-kilometre link to Rostov-on-Don (ROV) and a 1,493-kilometre connection with Samara (KUF) that launched the following day, with both of them operating weekly (Wednesdays). When referring to OAG schedules, all routes will be flown on the airline’s 737-500s, of which the carrier reportedly has three, with neither facing direct competition. The airline so far does not operate any other scheduled flights according to its booking engine. Taron Avia, founded in 2007, originally planned to operate scheduled services from the Armenian capital of Yerevan to destinations in Russia from Q3 2015. However the company has remained solely in the charter business until now.