The authorities of Artsakh Republic and Russia are discussing the issue of opening air communication, the first flights from Russia could land at the Stepanakert airport in December, a source in the Nagorno Karabakh administration told RIA Novosti.
“Both sides are making efforts to make this happen,” the agency’s interlocutor said, answering a question about the possibility of resuming the work of the airport by the end of the year.
He added that the airport will also serve passenger flights, which are expected to arrive in Nagorno Karabakh not only from Moscow, but also from Russian regions.
Another source confirmed the credibility of these plans. In his words, “probably by the end of this month we will witness the first Russian planes landing in Nagorno-Karabakh.”
Advisor to the President of Artsakh, David Babayan, earlier told RIA Novosti about the possibility of an early opening of the airport in Karabakh. In his words, the opening of air communication will become an important aspect of economic recovery of the region after the recent aggravation of the Armenian-Azerbaijani military conflict.