As part of the Competitive Armenian Private Sector (CAPS) project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, Nathan Associates analyzed the competitiveness and stability of Armenia’s air transport infrastructure.

The government was concerned that high ticket prices and service charges could harm tourism, reducing hotel occupancy rates, income, and employment. CAPS sought assistance from Nathan Associates in determining whether the airport tariffs and charges levied on airlines at Yerevan’s Zvartnots Airport (EVN) were reasonable compared with charges at similar airports, and to assess the likelihood that airlines would abandon tourist routes in Armenia.

Nathan performed a complete benchmark study on fees and charges comparing EVN with 11 other airports. Nathan also performed a complete market analysis and gathered information on airside and landside capacity, slot allocation policies, efficiency indicators, the price of services, and the number of service providers. Nathan then estimated the demand for these services taking into consideration possible competition from other modes of transportation.

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