The Belarusian air carrier Belavia is to offer flights to Munich and Madrid starting 2019. It also intends to radically renew its aircraft fleet by the end of 2021.
New fleet and new destinations!
New services and destinations will be made available for Belavia passengers in 2018-2021.
Regular service to Rostov-on-Don and Kazan will appear this year.
As for the next year, the national airline intends to offer flights to Munich, Madrid, and Voronezh.
In 2020 the network of flights will be expanded to European Union and Central Asia countries.
Aircraft fleet is also planned to be radically renewed by the end of 2021.
Belavia plans to get five Embraer aircraft on leasing terms in 2019-2020.
“We intend to operate aircraft made by two manufacturers — Embraer and Boeing.
Since it is quite expensive to buy aircraft outright, we are working on ways to get them on leasing terms,” said Belavia Director General Anatoly Gusarov.
So far, negotiations have been finished with the Irish company Nordic Aviation Capital on acquiring five Embraer aircraft on leasing terms.
Belavia will get three Embraer 195 aircraft and two Embraer 175 aircraft.
The first three aircraft will be delivered in April 2019 in the run-up to the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019.
The two other are expected to be in Belarus in December 2019 and April 2020.
The manufacturer will hand over the aircraft on operating lease terms for 12 years.
“Apart from that, in the near future we will finish negotiations with a U.S. leasing company on getting four Boeing 737 Max aircraft on leasing terms.
Those are new-generation aircraft,” added Anatoly Gusarov.
At present Belavia operates four Embraer aircraft. By April 2020 Belavia’s fleet will include 12 Embraer aircraft.