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Belavia plans to launch regular flight to Kharkov 17 December

Society 04.11.2015 | 13:09

MINSK, 4 November (BelTA) – The Belarusian air carrier Belavia plans to launch a regular flight to Kharkov (Ukraine) on 17 December, BelTA learned from Igor Cherginets, Deputy Director General for Marketing and Foreign Economic Affairs at the Belavia airline.

"This will be a daytime daily flight", Igor Cherginets said.

As was reported, on 25 October Belavia launched a regular air service Minsk-Odessa-Minsk. Back then Igor Cherginets said: "If such need arises, we will think about the expansion of flight routes from Minsk to other destinations, in addition to Kiev and Odessa.

As was reported, Ukraine banned incoming flights by Russian airlines, and also banned, partially or completely, transit flights by Russian air carriers across the country. Russia responded by closing its airspace to Ukrainian airlines.

Belavia is the largest air carrier in Belarus by the number of passengers and cargoes it transports. In January 2014 the Belarusian airline acquired a legal status of an open joint stock company. Belavia operates 27 aircraft, and offers regulars flights to 46 destinations in Europe and Asia. Belavia joined the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in 1997 and the European Regions Airline Association (ERAA) in 2010. In January-August 2015 Belavia's passenger traffic increased by 5% over the same period last year.

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