Belavia buys another Boeing 737-300
13:22, — Society
The Belarusian national air carrier Belavia has acquired another aircraft Boeing 737-300.
Bought on operative leasing terms, the aircraft landed at the National Airport Minsk on 3 January. The arrival raised the number of the aircraft Belavia operates up to 22. Before now Belavia had six aircraft of this type, noted the press service.
The new aircraft is designed to carry 149 passengers for medium-range flights. Plans have been made to use the aircraft for the busiest flights, primarily charter ones to Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, and Egypt. For regular flights the aircraft will be used to deliver passengers to Larnaca, Tel-Aviv, Tbilisi, Rome, and other destinations.
In May-June 2014 Belavia intends to acquire two new aircraft Embraer 195 that can carry 107 passengers each. The company also plans to buy three aircraft Boeing 737-800 by 2017. With the number of aircraft at 27, Belavia will be able to offer more frequent flights to more destinations, stressed the source.
Apart from that, Belavia has already started choosing an aircraft type for domestic flights.
Founded on 5 March 1996, Belavia is the largest air carrier in Belarus, including in cargo transportation. It is based in the National Airport Minsk and offers regular flights to 42 destinations in Europe and Asia. Belavia joined the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in 1997 and the European Regions Airline Association (ERAA) in 2010. Belavia’s services meet the highest international safety standards. In January-November 2013 Belavia transported over 1.5 million passengers, 26.2% up from January-November 2012. On 28 December the company went past the 1.6 million passenger mark, the highest figure on record before the calendar year was over.