MINSK, 24 January (BelTA) – The latest airport shuttle bus MAZ 271 from the Belarusian automobile engineering company MAZ was presented in the Ukrainian international airport Boryspil on 24 January, representatives of the Belarusian embassy in Ukraine told BelTA.
The huge shuttle bus is nearly 14.5m long, about 3.2m wide, and can carry 112 people. Representatives of international airports of Ukraine showed genuine interest in the Belarusian product during the presentation.
MAZ Director General Valery Ivankovich talked about peculiarities of the new bus during the presentation. The airport shuttle bus has been developed taking into account needs of airports and matches world standards. The producer focused on environmental footprint, reliability, and comfort for passengers and the driver. For instance, passengers can enter the bus via double doors – three on each side. The bus can kneel to allow passengers to enter it easily. A ramp can help wheelchair users get on the bus.
Speaking during the presentation, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Ukraine Igor Sokol mentioned the innovativeness and the high quality of the Belarusian bus.
The Boryspil airport received the first out of six buses on 24 January. The other five buses will be delivered within the next six months.
According to MAZ, Ukraine is the second largest market for the Belarusian company. The company shipped five urban buses MAZ 203 to Kiev in late 2019. Since 2005 MAZ has shipped about 1,500 passenger vehicles to Ukraine. Regions of Ukraine buy about 250 MAZ buses every year.