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Belavia increases the frequency of flights to Russian cities

Belavia Belarusian Airlines Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) EW-514PO (msn 19000756) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 955170.

Belavia Belarusian Airlines is increasing the number of flights to cities of the Russian Federation:

  • Moscow (Domodedovo) – 2 flights a day from September 21From September 25, it will be possible to fly to Domodedovo International Airport three times a day.
  • Moscow (Sheremetyevo) – 2 flights a day from September 21.
  • Saint Petersburg – 2 flights a day from September 21From September 29, the flights from Minsk to the city on the Neva will be performed 3 times a day.
  • Ekaterinburg – 2 times a week from September 28.
  • Ufa – 2 times a week from September 29.
  • Rostov-on-Don – 2 times a week from September 26.
  • Kazan – 2 times a week from September 29.
  • Samara – 2 times a week from September 26.

Top Copyright Photo: Belavia Belarusian Airlines Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) EW-514PO (msn 19000756) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 955170.

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Belavia adjusts its schedule as it gets banned from the European Union

Belavia Belarusian Airlines Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) EW-513PO (msn 19000754) PRG (Ton Jochems). Image: 947557.

Ambassadors from the European Union on Friday approved an order to ban airlines from Belarus from flying over EU territory or landing in EU airports.

This will affect Belavia the most.

European Union airlines will be prohibited from flying to or over Belarus, according to Reuters.

Meanwhile Belavia is increasing the number of flights to non-EU destinations, especially to its friendly destination, Russia.

The airline issued this statement:

Belavia has received permission to fly to Moscow to Sheremetyevo International Airport. From June 10 the airline will fly to Sheremetyevo five times a week – on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Belavia also increases the number of flights on three other routes.

From June 12, the airline will fly to Istanbul 14 times a week instead of 10. Flights are scheduled daily twice a day.

Starting from June 15 the number of flights to Batumi will be doubled – from 7 to 14 a week. Belavia will fly to the main sea city of Georgia twice a day.

Also, from June 15, it is planned to increase the frequencies to the capital of Georgia – Tbilisi. Instead of 7 times a week – 11 times a week. Four frequencies will be added: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Belavia is likely to park and possibly retired its older aircraft:

Top Copyright Photo: Belavia Belarusian Airlines Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) EW-513PO (msn 19000754) PRG (Ton Jochems). Image: 947557.

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Belavia suspends flights to Larnaca, Belgrade, Budapest and Kishinev

Belavia Belarusian Airlines Boeing 737-8ZM WL EW-455PA (msn 61421) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 939770.

Belavia, as a result of the Ryanair ‘hijacking’, is facing more obstacles on where it can fly in European airspace.

The struggling airline made this new announcement:

Flights to Larnaca, Belgrade, Budapest and Kishinev are suspended, flights to Istanbul is operated with an amended route.

Due to EU and Ukrainian aviation bans and the inability to operate scheduled flights to Larnaca, Belgrade, Budapest and Chisinau, flights are cancelled from May 29, 2021 to June 30, 2021.

Airline specialists are calculating possible routing options for scheduled and charter flights that are affected by the bans in order to determine their feasibility. Please follow the news, information on possible cancellations will be published on the airline’s website as well as on its social media pages.

Scheduled flights to Istanbul will follow a modified timetable due to the need to overfly the airspace of a number of countries. Please follow the schedule changes and check the departure time of your flight via the “Booking Status”.

The airline is working hard to resolve this situation. Passengers on cancelled flights may change their departure date or request a refund within one year from the date of purchase of the ticket or flight on the same transit route.

Top Copyright Photo: Belavia Belarusian Airlines Boeing 737-8ZM WL EW-455PA (msn 61421) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 939770.

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Belavia cancels its flights to London and Paris along with Vilnius

Belavia Belarusian Airlines Boeing 737-8ZM WL EW-455PA (msn 61421) AYT (Antony J. Best). Image: 939228.

Belavia has made this announcement:

The United Kingdom and France imposed flight bans

Due to the decision of the British and French governments, we are forced to cancel flights to London and Paris from May 25 to October 30, 2021.

We are saddened by the current situation, which we cannot change. We apologize to our passengers. Passengers can refund the full price of tickets without penalties or they can change the departure date during the validity of the ticket*. To do this, you must contact the place of purchase of tickets.

* 1 year from the date of purchase for fully used tickets, 1 year from the date of starting the use of partially used tickets.

In addition, the flag carrier has also cancelled all flights to Vilnius, Lithuania:

Suspension of flights to/from Lithuania

Due to the decision of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania to suspend Belavia flights to / from Lithuanian airports, we are forced to cancel flights to Vilnius from May 25, 2021 from 03:00 to 02:59 June 26, 2021 by Belarusian time (updated). We apologize and express deep regret in this situation, that happened due to reasons absolutely beyond our control. Passengers can refund the full price of tickets without penalties or change the departure date. To do this, they need to contact the place of purchase of tickets.

Meanwhile the European Council issued this statement as a result of the illegal hijacking of the Ryanair flight:

Belarus

The European Council strongly condemns the forced landing of a Ryanair flight in Minsk, Belarus, on May 23, 2021 endangering aviation safety, and the detention by Belarusian authorities of journalist Raman Pratasevich and Sofia Sapega.

The European Council:

– demands the immediate release of Raman Pratasevich and Sofia Sapega and that their freedom of movement be guaranteed;

– calls on the International Civil Aviation Organization to urgently investigate this unprecedented and unacceptable incident;

– invites the Council to adopt additional listings of persons and entities as soon as possible on the basis of the relevant sanctions framework;

– calls on the Council to adopt further targeted economic sanctions and invites the High Representative and the Commission to submit proposals without delay to this end;

calls on all EU-based carriers to avoid overflight of Belarus;

– calls on the Council to adopt the necessary measures to ban overflight of EU airspace by Belarusian airlines and prevent access to EU airports of flights operated by such airlines;

– stands in solidarity with Latvia following the unjustified expulsion of Latvian diplomats.

The European Council will remain seized of the matter.

 

Top Copyright Photo: Belavia Belarusian Airlines Boeing 737-8ZM WL EW-455PA (msn 61421) AYT (Antony J. Best). Image: 939228.

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Belavia takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8

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 aircraft left Boeing Field (BFI) in Seattle bound for Keflavik (KEF) as
flight”BRU 2026″.

 

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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Belavia launches a new route to Munich

Belavia has made this announcement:

On July 15, 2019 Belavia carried out its first regular flight on the route Minsk-Munich-Minsk.

Flights will be carried out 4 times a week on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays with the departure from Minsk at 12:30 and arrival at Munich Franz Josef Strauss International Airport at 13:35. The return flight from Munich will be carried out at 14:15 on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays with the arrival at Minsk National Airport at 17:15. The time for all airports is local.

Flight will be operated by Embraer 175 aircraft with a seating capacity for 76 people. Flight duration will be around 2 hours.

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NAC delivers two Embraer jets to Belavia

Belavia Belarusian Airlines Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) EW-514PO (msn 19000756) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 943828.

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) is pleased to announce that it has delivered one new Embraer E195, msn 19000765 and one new E175, msn 17000782, to JSC Belavia-Belarusian Airlines on lease.

The five aircraft agreement, which comprises of three E195’s and two E175’s, is an essential part of Belavia’s fleet growth initiative which will allow them to successfully implement their cost-effective development strategy.

Top Copyright Photo: Belavia Belarusian Airlines Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) EW-514PO (msn 19000756) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 943828.

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Air Lease Corporation announces lease placement of four Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft with Belavia-Belarusian Airlines

Belavia Belarusian Airlines Boeing 737-8ZM WL EW-456PA (msn 61422) AMS (Karl Cornil). Image: 938677.

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) announced today long-term lease agreements with Belavia-Belarusian Airlines for four new CFM LEAP-1B25-powered Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2019 and 2020. The first aircraft will deliver from ALC’s order book with Boeing in May 2019.

The new MAX 8s will join the other Boeing 737s including the growing fleet of Boeing 737-800s (top).

“Belavia-Belarusian Airlines is systematically continuing to implement the strategy of the fleet renewal, thanks to cooperation with such reliable partners as ALC. The acquisition of four next-generation aircraft on a lease will contribute to the further development of the airline and, consequently, to the improvement of the quality of passenger service,” said Anatoly Gusarov, Director General of Belavia-Belarusian Airlines. “We hope that the delivery of the Boeing 737 MAX will allow our passengers to start travelling only with positive impressions and will make flights as comfortable as possible,” continued Anatoly Gusarov.

The new aircraft will help the carrier to retire its older Boeing 737-300s and 737-500s.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Belavia): Belavia Belarusian Airlines Boeing 737-8ZM WL EW-456PA (msn 61422) AMS (Karl Cornil). Image: 938677.

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NAC to lease five new Embraer E175 and E190 aircraft to Belavia

Belavia's new type, newly delivered Embraer 195 EW-400PO

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has announced that it has committed to lease five Embraer aircraft, three E195s and two E175s, to Belavia Belarusian Airlines, the largest carrier in the Republic of Belarus. The placement of the five new aircraft are from NAC’s existing Embraer order book.

The delivery of the first three aircraft, two E195s and one Е175, is expected as early as April 2019. The remaining two aircraft will be delivered in December 2019 and in April 2020, respectively.

The transaction is an essential part of Belavia’s fleet growth initiative which will allow them to successfully implement their strategy on growth and ensure cost-effective development.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Belavia): Belavia Belarusian Airlines Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) EW-400PO (msn 19000668) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 922995.

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Belavia to fly to Kazan and Rostov-on-Don

Belavia Belarusian Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) EW-340PO (msn 17000350) LGW (SPA). Image: 938679.

On April 26, 2018, Belavia will start operating flights on the Minsk-Kazan route.

The flights will be flown four times a week with a departure from Minsk at 11.50 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and arrival at the Kazan International Airport the next day at 2.10 a.m. Return flight from the capital of Tatarstan is planned with departure at 4.30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays with arrival at the Minsk National Airport at 6.50 a.m. The time for all airports is local.

 

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is coming, that is why the opening of the Minsk-Kazan-Minsk flight will let fans from European countries get an additional opportunity to arrive in Kazan with the greatest comfort and the least time costs,” – said Director General of Kazan International Airport JSC Alexei Starostin.

The flights are planned to be carried out on board of a comfortable Embraer 175 airliner with passenger capacity of 76 seats. Travel time takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes.

 

The carrier is also starting the Minsk – Rostov-on-Don route on April 27.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Belavia): Belavia Belarusian Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) EW-340PO (msn 17000350) LGW (SPA). Image: 938679.

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