New routes to new countries
Belavia to launch flights to Vilnius and Geneva, and later — to Delhi, and probably to Beijing
By Andrey Fedorov
“We’re planning to start operations to Vilnius: perhaps very soon. There’s certainly interest in adding Lithuania to Belavia’s flight network,” noted Belavia’s Director General, Anatoly Gusarov, speaking at a press conference in Minsk.
Belavia is also to launch a regular flight from Minsk to Geneva by the end of this year. “We’re actively working on our network while exploring our options for new destinations within the CIS and Europe next year,” added the Director General.
According to Mr. Gusarov, Belavia intends to further increase its fleet, thinking of acquiring a Boeing-737-800 (perhaps by lease). “This would enhance our network and enable us to fly longer distances: to Delhi and, probably, to Beijing,” explained Mr. Gusarov. The airline has signed a contract for the delivery of two Embraer 195LR aircraft, from the Brazilian manufacturer. One is to be delivered in time for the 2014 IIHF World Championship, and the second in May or June 2014.
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