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28 Apr 2018

Air service connects Minsk and Russia’s Rostov-on-Don

MINSK, 28 April (BelTA) – An air service has been launched to connect Minsk and Russia’s Rostov-on-Don, BelTA learned from the website of Minsk National Airport.

“On 27 April the Belarusian national carrier Belavia commenced a scheduled flight from Minsk National Airport to Platov International Airport of Rostov-on-Don thus opening the air service between Minsk and the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don,” the airport said.

Flights to Rostov-on-Don will be operated on a regular basis four times a week departing from Minsk at 23.30 on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and arriving at Platov International Airport of Rostov-on-Don at 01.45 next day. The return flight from Rostov-on-Don will depart at 3.15 on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and arrive at Minsk National Airport at 5.35. The time for all airports is local.

Embraer 175 with the passenger capacity of 76 seats will be used for the flight to Rostov-on-Don. The journey time will be approximately 2:20. At the fares start at €106 one way, taxes and fees included, and at €199 two-way.

Belavia General Director Anatoly Gusarov said that the direct flight between Minsk and Rostov-on-Don will contribute to the development of cooperation between Belarus and regions of Russia. “We are sure that this flight will be popular during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Fans from Belarus and European countries will be able to have a comfortable journey to Rostov-on-Don,” he noted.

Platov International Airport of Rostov-on-Don is the ninth Russian airport in Belavia’s route network. The Belarusian carrier operates scheduled flights to the following Russian airports: Moscow Domodedovo Airport, Moscow Oblast Zhukovsky Airport, Pulkovo International Airport (St. Petersburg), Krasnodar International Airport, Strigino International Airport (Nizhny Novgorod), Sochi International Airport, Khrabrovo International Airport (Kaliningrad), Kazan International Airport.

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