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15 May 2021, 09:01

Belavia to launch Minsk-Ufa direct flight on 31 May

MINSK, 15 May (BelTA) – The Belarusian airline Belavia will launch direct flights to another Russian city, Ufa, on 31 May, BelTA learned from the press service of the air carrier.

Ufa will now become Belavia's 10th regular route to Russia.

Belavia will fly en-route Minsk-Ufa-Minsk on Mondays. The flight will depart from Minsk National Airport at 00.10 and arrive at Ufa International Airport at 04.55. The return flight is scheduled at 06.20, with arrival in the Belarusian capital at 07.05. The time for all airports is local.

“Russian routes have always been very popular with Belarusians and transit passengers. Therefore, restoring and expanding our flight map in this direction is one of our priority tasks today. We are glad that there is at least some progress: in early May, Belavia launched two flights to Russia - to Yekaterinburg and Samara. Now we will fly from Minsk to Ufa. We hope that soon we will bring you other good news. The pandemic is still here, but the world is learning to communicate again. And it seems to be working,” said Belavia Director General Igor Cherginets.

The minimum Light fare is €98 one way and €183 round-trip. To learn more about other fares and the exact schedule, please visit belavia.by.

Ufa is the capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan. This is a destination that will be of interest to connoisseurs of folk cultures and traditions. This is the only city in the world whose name coincides with the accepted three-letter designation of the airport - UFA. Ufa International Airport is located 25km from the city center.

Belavia is the largest air carrier in Belarus. It was established on 5 March 1996. Belavia joined the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in 1997 and the European Regions Airline Association (ERAA) in 2010. At present, its fleet includes 30 aircraft (one Boeing 737-8, nine Boeing 737-800, two Boeing 737-500, three Boeing 737-300, five Embraer-175, seven Embraer-195, and three Embraer 195-E2).

Ufa International Airport is a modern aviation complex, the first among the regional airports of Russia to be certified by IATA ISAGO, confirming the operation to the highest international safety standards. It is among the top ten leading Russian airports. In 2020, it maintained leadership in the Volga Federal District in terms of passenger traffic, the number of passengers served during the year was 2.37 million. More than 40 airlines are partners of Ufa Airport. The airport is able to receive almost all types of aircrafts up to wide-body Boeing 747-400 and Boeing 777, as well as helicopters of all types. The airport has two terminals - domestic and international - with a total capacity of 2,000 people per hour, 39 aircraft parking areas and nine telescopic gangways.

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