PHOTOS: First Flights From Second Runway At Minsk Airport

The first flight took off from the freshly constructed second runway at the National Airport Minsk on 4 April.

It was a technical flight, the airport’s press service reported.

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Spotters observed the cargo freighter Boeing 747 of TransAVIAexport (Belarusian national airline involved in air transportation of cargo – note BelarusFeed) taking off and landing on the runway several times.

Test flights lasted for about one and a half hours.

According to the press service of Minsk airport, it was a technical flight for the runway certification process.

The opening of the 3.7km long second runway at Minsk airport is planned for late April – early May.

So far, the national airport has been restricted in the number of large aircraft it could receive – no more than 70 take-offs and landings per year. The second runway can receive all types of aircraft.

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Other improvements

Two months ago, separate passport controls on arrival appeared at the National Airport Minsk. It is supposed to make the procedure much faster for passengers arriving in Minsk.

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

Photo: Dmitry Molokovich via TUT.BY.