New Carry-On Rules And 2nd Runway, Two Updates On Minsk Airport

An automatic tray return system was launched at security points in Minsk National Airport on 1 May. In another development, the freshly constructed second runway was officially opened.

Carry-on regulations

According to new regulations, the maximum size of cabin baggage is 56x45x25 cm. One can check his cabin baggage size parameters using special calibration stands in a check-in area.

Carry-on luggage should be placed in a tray that will go into the intrascope. Without the tray, the luggage will remain on site. Also, an inspection of the oversized hand baggage will be technically impossible.

Passengers with oversized hand baggage will have to return to the check-in desk re-register it as checked-in baggage. Maximum dimensions are set by the International Air Transport Association.

Note that Belavia Belarusian Airlines has stricter standards – the maximum size of hand luggage is 55×40×20 cm. The innovations are expected to increase capacity and better passenger experience in the run-up to the summer season.

Second runway

On 3 Mau, President Alexander Lukashenko solemnly opened the second runway at Minsk National Aiport. The length of the new strip is 3,700 meters, its width is 60 meters.

Now the airport can handle all types of aircraft allowing flights in unstable weather conditions. The runway was successfully tested in early April.

“My pilot told me that he saw such a runway only in the Arab Emirates. It means we are capable of implementing such projects.

The project cost us not $600 million, but three times cheaper. This is our great achievement,” the president said during the opening ceremony,

He noted that the airport will keep growing better and more comfortable for the passengers. Two months ago, separate passport controls on arrival appeared at the airport.

The airport also announced plans for self-service bag drop system. Besides, the renovation of the existing terminal complex is underway.

The estimated cost of the second runway project exceeded BYN 395 million (~$188,158,250). The construction took three years and about 900 specialists and 300 construction vehicles.

Sources: TUT.BY, airport.by