MINSK, 24 December (BelTA) - The Belavia airline celebrated the four-millionth passenger for the year, BelTA has learned.
Tatiana Dimirova from Zhodino is the company's four-millionth passenger. Today she is flying to visit her children in Paris, to celebrate the New Year. Tatiana said that she flies to see her children three or four times a year. Today, she has received a certificate for 100,000 points from the airline. This should be enough to fly to Paris and back about four times.
The airline's passenger traffic rose by 20.2% year-on-year, according to Belavia. In 2018 the company carried 3,386,113 million passengers. The company carried its first three millionth passenger on 30 December 2017.
The development of the route network has contributed to the growth of passenger traffic, the airline said. In 2019 the company launched flights to Tallinn, Moscow (Sheremetyevo airport), Munich. The increase in passenger traffic this year was facilitated by an increase in the frequency of flights and the number of transit passengers traveling through Minsk National Airport.
“The increase in the number of customers is also due to the efforts to expand the flight program from the regional airports,” the company said. The airline's promo campaigns, transition to a new concept of tariff brands and the measures to reduce the cost of air travel have also played a role.
"We are very happy to welcome the four-millionth passenger aboard our airline today," said First Deputy General Director Gleb Parkhamovich. “This figure represents continuous efforts to improve the customer service, assimilate new progressive technologies, reduce tariffs, renew the air fleet and maintain the high level of safety and regularity of flights,” he added.
Belavia is Belarus' biggest air carrier. Based in Minsk National Airport, it offers regular flights to 55 destinations in 29 countries.