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.
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.
Belavia’s flight B2 8243 operating from Minsk to Kiev on December 22, 2017 reportedly with the pictured Boeing 737-3Q8 EW-336PA (msn 26312) reportedly left the payment after landing on runway 18L at Kiev. The passengers and crew members safely evacuated the aircraft. It is unclear at this time if the surface was the runway or the taxiway.
More information to follow. The airline has not put out a statement.
Top Copyright Photo: Belavia Belarusian Airlines Boeing 737-3Q8 EW-336PA (msn 26312) AYT (Paul Denton). Image: 909060.
Belavia, the national carrier of Belarus, has recorded a 20% year-over-year increase in passengers and has ordered another Embraer 195 to keep up with demand.
The new airplane brings the total number of E-Jets in the fleet to seven – four E195s and three E175s. The latest E195 will be delivered in 2018. Belavia also announced orders for one E195 and one E175 at the Paris Air Show earlier this year.
The airline is updating its fleet and using its E-Jets to add frequencies on existing routes and to open new markets.
The new E195 will replace the airline’s current Boeing 737-500s (below).
The pictured EW-455PA was delivered on August 13, 2016.
According to Boeing:
“The new livery is the result of a collaborative effort between Belavia, Boeing and the design firm Teague. Before creative concepts were drawn, Boeing’s Airline Partnership Marketing team and Teague provided guidance and training through a series of brand workshops.
The logo was inspired by the cornflower (“Valoshka” in Belarussian), which is a national symbol of Belarus– representing beauty, friendship and prosperity.
The airplane’s interior combines a blend of cornflower blue, light grey and white with the Boeing Sky Interior lighting.”
Belavia Belarusian Airlines (Minsk) and Boeing (Chicago and Seattle) have reached an agreement on an order for three Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes. Valued at $272 million at current list prices, this is the first direct purchase of Boeing airplanes for Belavia.
The new airplanes will be capable of carrying up to 189 passengers in economy class cabin. Belavia said it will use these airplanes on existing charter routes because the economic efficiency of the airplanes will reduce operational costs and the extended range will allow for nonstop flights to farther destinations, including Tenerife, Canary Islands and Dubai.
Belavia serves a network of routes between European cities and the Commonwealth of Independent States, as well as several Middle East destinations. The airline’s Boeing fleet currently consists of six 737-500s and seven 737-300s.
Copyright Photo: Karl Cornil/AirlinersGallery.com. The new airplanes will start the process of replacing the older Boeing 737 Classics including Boeing 737-3Q8 EW-283PA (msn 26333) arriving at Antalya, Turkey.