Belavia Belarusian Airlines (Minsk) on April 7 took delivery of their first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8, registered as EW-528PA (msn 43344, ln 7602).
ALC issued this statement:
Air Lease Corporation announced the delivery of one new Boeing 737-8 aircraft on long-term lease to Belavia Belarusian Airlines. Featuring CFM LEAP-1B engines, this is the first of five new Boeing 737-8s confirmed to deliver to Belavia from ALC’s order book with Boeing.
Joe Walker reporting from Seattle
Top Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker.
The airline mentioned the new arrival on social media:
Soon from the windows of the new aircraft you will be able to see Minsk, but for now we will show you the beautiful views of Seattle during the test flight of the new Boeing 737-8.
Our team checked everything: the integrity of the design, the performance of systems and engines, all of the avionics.
In other news, the airline starting on April 11, is resuming regular flights from Minsk to Nizhniy Novgorod and from April 13 – to Kazan.
The departure from Minsk to Nizhniy Novgorod is planned to be performed on Sundays at 00:25 with arrival in Nizhniy Novgorod at 02:20. The return flight will be performed from Nizhniy Novgorod at 03:30 with arrival in Minsk at 05:50.
The flights to Kazan will be performed on Tuesdays with departure from Minsk at 23:50 and with arrival to Kazan at 02:10. The return flight from Kazan will be performed on Wednesdays at 03:40 with arrival to Minsk at 06:00.
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