Fly Arna has yet to launch as an airline, having not yet submitted an application for an Air Operator Certificate (as of September 2021). Fly Arna is expected to commence flights for the summer of 2022.
In the meantime, you can take a look at our list of alternative airlines below, to discover airlines that operate similar routes to the ones that might be flown by Fly Arna.
Fly Arna is a new startup airline, set to launch as Armenia’s new national flag carrier. The carrier will likely operate both domestic and international flights to the country.
Fly Arna is being established by Air Arabia Group, along with other investors, as a low-cost scheduled passenger carrier. It is also known that the airline will be based at Yerevan’s Zvartnots International Airport (EVN), the international airport serving Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia.
As it has yet to submit an application for an Air Operator Certificate (as of September 2021), information is still limited. The airline will likely submit an application before the end of 2021, meaning more information (including fleet, and an initial destination network) will follow shortly. The airline hopes to commence flights for the summer season in 2022.
Fly Arna has announced any information about it's baggage policies.
As the airline is in an early stage of startup, it has yet to announce what the baggage allowance will be for passengers.
Carry-on baggage must fit in the overhead lockers or under the seat in front. No prohibited items should be in carry-on baggage. Prohibited items found by airport security or by the immigration department upon the arrival airport could be confiscated.
Checked Baggage must not exceed the permitted size allowance of the airline. Unfortunately, this information has yet to be announced. But in all instances, checked baggage cannot weigh over 32kg due to international health and safety regulations.
Baggage exceeding the airline's baggage allowance may be subject to extra fees. Excess baggage can be added on to the booking when you buy flights with Alternative Airlines.
The airline has yet to announce more information about what the onboard experience will be like for passengers. We'll update this section when cabin class (Economy, Premium and/or Business, for example) information is released.
Fly Arna hasn't announced any information about it's check in.
It is not yet known whether online check-in will be available.
The airline has yet to publish an announcement regarding recommended check-in times. However, in most instances it is recommended that passengers arrive as early as possible, usually about 2 hours before scheduled departure.
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Zvartnots International Airport (EVN) is the international airport serving Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. It is the largest airport in the country, and acts as Yerevan’s primary transportation hub. The airport is a hub for the following airlines: Aircompany Armenia, Armenia Airways, and Novair.
The new national flag carrier has yet to submit an application for an Air Operator Certificate (as of September 2021). After this process is completed, more information (including initial destinations) will be announced by the airline. It is likely that the carrier will operate both domestic and international flights to Armenia.
In the meantime, you can take a look at our list of alternative airlines above, to discover carriers that also operate to/from Armenia.
The airline has yet to announce what aircraft it plans on operating in the long-term. It has been suggested that the airline will initially lease aircraft, until Air Arabia takes delivery of its order of 120 Airbus narrow-body jets in 2024.
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6th September 2021
The ANIF (the Armenian National Interest Fund) has announced that it has selected a name for the new national flag carrier of Armenia: Fly Arna. The new name was selected from submissions entered by the public into a competition entitled Name the Airline. The name was selected from over 500 entries, and was selected as it forms the first letters of ‘Armenia’s National Airline'.
20th August 2021
Despite the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, which has caused disruption to the travel industry around the world, the investors behind Fly Arna are confident about the future. The new airline will serve Armenia’s vision of a fast-growing travel and tourism sector, and will mark a new era in the country’s aviation sector.
A new joint venture for Air Arabia
Fly Arna, the new Armenian airline, will be Air Arabia's second joint venture airline project. It will follow Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, which is a joint venture between Air Arabia and Etihad Airways and was previously unveiled in July 2020. Despite the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, by mid-2021 the airline announced that it had swung into quarterly profit, as revenue more than quadrupled. This news came as passenger traffic has been increasing across all of the airline’s bases, as air travel continues to recover.