MINSK, 12 January (BelTA) – The Belarusian air carrier Belavia will enable air service between Minsk and the Russian city of Kazan as from 26 April 2018, the company's press service told BelTA.
The flights will be available four times a week. The aircraft will leave Minsk at 23:50 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays to arrive in Kazan the next day at 2:10. The return flights to Minsk are scheduled to leave Kazan at 4:30 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays to arrive in Minsk at 6:50. The times are local for all the airports.
Minsk-Kazan air service is expected to encourage business activity and contribute to the economic growth of both republics, Belavia believes. “We also hope that regular flights will make Minsk more accessible and more attractive for businessmen and tourists from Russia's Tatarstan Republic. The frequent flights will allow Belarusian and Russian citizens to ideally time their stay in Minsk and Kazan as well as other historical places in Belarus and Tatarstan,” noted Belavia Director General Anatoly Gusarov.
In view of the forthcoming FIFA 2018 World Cup fans from European countries will be given an additional way to reach Kazan in comfort as fast as possible, stressed Aleksei Starostin, Director General of the company Kazan International Airport.
Belavia intends to use the Embraer 175 aircraft able to carry 76 people for Minsk-Kazan flights. The airliner will spend about 2 hours and 20 minutes to reach its destination. One-way tickets available from belavia.by will cost at least €106, including taxes and duties, while return tickets will cost upwards of €199. The tickets are already available.
Belavia believes that Minsk-Kazan-Minsk flights are also convenient for transit flights between Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, for instance, flights to London, Rome, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Warsaw via Minsk.
Belavia is Belarus' largest air carrier. Based in the Minsk National Airport, it offers regular flights to 47 destinations in 26 European and Asian countries.
In terms of the volume of passenger transportation the Kazan International Airport is one of the leading airports in Russia's Volga Federal District. The airport's runway can handle the heaviest aircraft such as Airbus 380, Boeing 747, and other ones. The flight network includes over 60 destinations in Russia and other countries.More about Society