Russian Nordwind will take its first passengers from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport to Gomel on November 10th
Flights are scheduled for Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, and the travel time will make an hour and a half. A Boeing 737-800 with 189 seats will service the route and tickets will cost Br88 (approx. $35) and more, which will be cheaper than travelling by train. Sales have already started – at the airline's website and through tour operators.
Three fares are available: with carry-on bags and with no checked bags; with checked bags; and business class. Taking into account the epidemiological situation, it will be necessary to pass a PCR test – though it will not be required from Russian citizens travelling to Moscow, and from Belarusian citizens going to Gomel. Face masks will be a must during a flight.
According to the Head of Belaeronavigation’s Gomel branch, Vladimir Chereyukhin, the new flight aims to contribute to the region’s development. The Russian and Belarusian sides hope that flights will enjoy demand not only among our citizens, but also foreigners since Moscow is a great transit hub for those travelling to many Russian cities and far abroad.
In turn, Gomel Airport’s runway is of good quality. There is an apron for six planes there and the gateway is able to service up to 500 passengers per hour.