The number of transit passengers in the National airport “Minsk” has increased over the year from 7% to 30%, has informed today to journalists by the Deputy General Director for production of RUE “national airport Minsk” Vasily Kornev, BelTA has learned.
“Today we are welcoming over three million passengers, a growth of passenger traffic was achieved due to the opening of new flights from Minsk, and due to the expansion of the fleet of “Belavia”, and by increasing transit. Transit has grown to 30%, and were about 7% last year”, – said Vasily Kornev. However, he clarified that these 30% of transit passengers about 20% occur in the direction of Russia-Ukraine. “We still have a large transit flow from Kazakhstan (Astana, Almaty), Georgia (Tbilisi, Batumi). There is also a summer transportation, for example, Kazakhstan-Minsk-Germany, Iran-the countries of Europe”, – he said.
Vasily Kornev said that if air traffic between Russia and Ukraine is restored, there is a big problem in that the airport sees. “We have direct flights to Ukraine, including the Minsk-Lviv, Minsk-Kharkov, Minsk-Odessa. They are not only tied to transit, but the message between Minsk and cities of Ukraine. We also directly fly to Russia: flights to Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Krasnodar and other areas,” he explained. General Director of RUE “national airport Minsk” Dmitry Melikyan reminded that due to the growth of transit passengers, the airport became a hub. “Transit is very good survives and increases in volume. And it’s not only the direction of Russia-Ukraine. We analyze the rate of growth, and they are not only in this area grow.
Just as many began to choose Minsk as a transit Harbor for his flight”, – he stressed. RUE “national airport Minsk” is the first international airport of Belarus certified in accordance with international standard ISO 9001 comprehensively in all areas of activities. Here are based the airline Belavia and the cargo carriers of the “Transaviaexport”, “Rubistar” and “Genex”. Flights from capital airport are more than 40 international destinations in Europe, Middle East and other regions.