The Belarusian air carrier Belavia may start offering in-flight duty free services in 2018, BelTA reports.
Waiting to board your flight will be less boring now!
The information was made public by Belavia Director General Anatoly Gusarov on Wednesday, 14 February.
Belavia is about to complete the negotiations with the government on the possibility of launching in-flight duty free services.
Visa-free program and Belavia
“We have responded to this initiative and developed a special tariff. The passengers can see it in our booking system.
Many passengers fly to and from such cities as Warsaw, Prague, and Milan this way.
There were a great number of passengers on New Year’s Eve and Christmas Eve.
In total, over 80,000 people entered the country visa-free in 2017, and our share stands at 60-65%,” Anatoly Gusarov pointed out.
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
Belavia plans to lto start flights to Rostov-on-Don and Kazan, and increase flight frequency on the existing routes.
“These are the World Cup host cities. We get quite a few applications from American and European structures.
We thoroughly examine them and come up with the best offers for the football fans,” he said.
2017 full-year results
In 2017, Belavia offered regular flights from Minsk to 48 airports in 27 countries and charter flights to 87 airports in 37 countries.
The company made 3,700 charter flights last year – up 9.2% from 2016.
In total, 33,000 flights were made in 2017. The passenger traffic reached 3 million, up 20.6% over 2016.
The airline also operated regular flights to Kaliningrad in summer 2017 from regional airports (Brest, Vitebsk, Gomel, and Grodno).
The air carrier started flights from Minsk to Brussels and Nizhny Novgorod, from Vitebsk to Kaliningrad, and increased its capacity to Paris, Almaty, and Zhukovsky International Airport.