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Belavia to open regular flight Minsk-Budapest-Belgrade-Budapest-Minsk

MINSK, 2 July (BelTA) – The national air carrier Belavia plans to open a regular flight Minsk-Budapest-Belgrade-Budapest-Minsk on 19 September 2013, BelTA learnt from the company.

“The flight will connect Minsk with the capitals of Hungary and Serbia as well as Budapest and Belgrade with each other,” specialists noted.

Flights will be operated to Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (Serbia) and Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (Hungary) using CRJ-100/200 aircraft two times a week on Mondays and Thursdays.
Belavia hopes that the flight will be popular among businessmen and tourists. Apart from that, the new route will increase the number of transit passengers traveling via Minsk, the air company added.

Founded in 1996, the national air carrier Belavia is the largest air carrier in Belarus. It is based in Minsk National Airport and offers regular flights to 41 destinations in Europe and Asia. In 1997 Belavia joined the IATA, in 2010 the European Regions Airline Association (ERAA). Belavia’s services meet the highest international safety standards. Following an operational safety audit by the IATA the air carrier joined the list of IOSA operators (IOSA – IATA Operational Safety Audit) in 2008. The company uses 21 aircraft, including Boeing 737/500, Boeing 737/300, CRJ 100/CRJ 200, Embraer 175, and Tu-154M.

In January-May 2013 Belavia transported over 447,200 passengers, 25.5% up from the same period of last year. Apart from that, Belavia carried 773 tonnes of cargoes and mail, 9.5% up.