September 08, 2017

Wings of Tatev ropeway carries its 100,000th passenger of the current year

Since its launch, Wings of Tatev aerial tramway has welcomed over 600,000 passengers.

Wings of Tatev aerial tramway continues setting records by welcoming a larger number of tourists year after year.

On September 8, the aerial tramway carried its 100,000th passenger of the current year – Serob Igityan from Yerevan who was visiting Tatev with his family.

Head of Tatev Gateway Project Vahe Baghdasaryan awarded him the certificate of the 100,000th passenger as well as a gift package, which includes one-time free use of Wings of Tatev guesthouse, Tours of Tatev and Tatevatun restaurant services.

“In the period of January-August, Wings of Tatev aerial tramway welcomed an unprecedented number of passengers. The number of visitors saw a 38% increase compared with the same period last year. This comes to prove that Wings of Tatev, the longest reversible aerial tramway in the world, has become one of Armenia’s visiting cards for tourists,” said Vahe Baghdasaryan.

Wings of  Tatev ropeway is built upon Initiatives for Development of Armenia (IDeA) Foundation's initiative within Tatev Revival project and is included in the Guinness World Record Book. Not only the length of the ropeway (5,752 m) but also the construction period (10 months) are record-breaking. The aerial tramway was installed by the Austrian-Swiss Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group, the world's leading manufacturer of cable cars. Since its launch in 2010 October, Wings of Tatev aerial tramway has welcomed over 600,000 passengers.

The exploitation of the aerial tramway and projects carried out through Tatev Revival Project has given a new impetus to the development of tourism in Syunik region. In the past years alone, 15 hotels were opened in Goris, thus creating employment opportunities for around 200 people.

Tatev Revival Project aims to restore Tatev Monastic Complex by creating relevant infrastructures complying with its historical-cultural and spiritual significance and developing local communities.

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