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Belavia offers stopover in Minsk for transit passengers

Society 08.01.2019 | 13:30
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MINSK, 8 January (BelTA) – Belavia transit passengers making a connection at Minsk National Airport will be able to stay in Minsk for the period from 24 to 72 hours between the flights, BelTA has learned from the company.

The stopover will be available on one of the route legs provided a customer purchases a return ticket. A ticket with a stopover in Minsk can be bought at the company's offices in Belarus and abroad and from its agents. There are plans to make this service available on the company's website belavia.by.

“Thanks to the stopover option, passengers will no longer have to wait for their next flight in the airport. Now foreign travelers who did not plan to make a separate trip to Belarus will be able to see Minsk, meet with friends, attend various events and have a rest before the next flight,” the company noted.

Belavia Director General Anatoly Gusarov noted that the number of transit passengers choosing to fly with the company is on the rise. “We are trying to improve our services taking into consideration customer needs. The new option will allow passengers to include Belarus in their travel plans and discover our country without having to buy a separate ticket. We hope that this opportunity will be appreciated by transit passengers, in particular, taking into consideration the visa-waiver introduced by Belarus for nationals of many countries,” he added.

Belavia is Belarus' top air carrier. Based in Minsk National Airport, it offers regular flights to 52 destinations in 28 countries. The company operates a fleet of 29 aircraft (five Boeing 737-800 jets, six Boeing 737-500 jets, seven Boeing 737-300 jets, three Embraer 175 aircraft, four Embraer 195 aircraft, and four CRJ-100/-200 jets).

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