New Fares And Baggage-Free Flights. Belavia Makes Major Changes

Since November 18, Belavia-Belarusian Airlines has introduced the new modern fare structure. It will allow passengers to choose the range of services for flight.

Within the new concept, the airline lowers the limit on the size of cabin baggage from 8 to 10kg. Baggage-free fares will be available in the new fare system.

The number of seats and the cost of air tickets in different fare brands will vary depending on the capacity of an aircraft, passenger traffic and other factors.

The difference between the cost of a flight without baggage and the minimum cost of a round-trip ticket with baggage will be up to €65 depending on a destination.

belavia new fares brand system

Thus, for instance, the minimum cost of a round-trip ticket without baggage from Minsk to Prague will start with €166 (the previous minimum price with baggage started with € 204, now – with €191)cost of round-trip ticket without baggage from Minsk to Kyiv will start with €109 (the previous minimum price with baggage – €134, now – €139).

The new fare rules apply to the tickets purchased from November 18 within the new fare concept. For the tickets purchased earlier, the rules applicable at the time of purchase of a ticket apply. At the same time, the new rules regarding the size of every piece of cabin baggage will apply to all tickets from November 18, 2019.

The company notes that cabin baggage cannot be checked in at baggage-free fares. In this regard, it is necessary to familiarize yourself in advance with the rules for the carriage of cabin baggage, which remain the same.

New fares, what are they?

All fares of the airline are divided into five groups: Promo, Light, Smart, Flex and Business. The Promo and Light fare brands will suggest the most affordable air tickets. Both brands make it possible to transport only cabin baggage weighing no more than 10kg for free.

If the baggage needs to be purchased, the carriage cost of one suitcase is reduced from €50 to 25 for the above-mentioned brands. The fares of the Smart group already include free transportation of not only one piece of cabin baggage weighing up to 10 kg, but also checked baggage weighing up to 23kg.

The Smart fares also provide for the possibility of free pre-selection of certain categories of seats onboard the aircraft. In addition to free transportation of cabin baggage, the conditions of the Flex fare include free transportation of one piece of baggage weighing up to 32kg.

The service of pre-selection of a seat in the cabin, as well as changes in the date of departure and ticket return are provided free of charge.

The Business fare includes the largest number of services: free transportation of two pieces of cabin baggage weighing no more than 10kg each and two pieces of checked baggage weighing up to 32kg each, free pre-selection of a seat on board and the opportunity to change and return a ticket before and after departure.

In addition, for the passengers travelling at the Business fare, the airline offers priority boarding, service in the business lounge and a separate check-in counter. Sports equipment is transported at no extra charge in accordance with the current rules of the airline at the fares of the Smart, Flex and Business groups.