Minsk National Airport is the main air gateway to the Republic of Belarus and occupies an advantageous geographical location as it is situated at the intersection of the biggest main lines connecting the Western Europe with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The airport is a member of Airports Council International and the Airport Association of CIS Civil Aviation.
There is 1 operative runway, the length is 3641 m (CAT II) that allows accepting all types of aircrafts for 24 hours and one Terminal with a capacity of 3,6 million passengers per year in Minsk National Airport.
Minsk National Airport has got the certificates according to four Systems of Quality Management. The quality management system of the airport was certified for the compliance with the ISO 9001:2008 standard.
In December 2011 RUE «National Airport Minsk» was reorganized by the affiliation of UE «Airport Minsk-1» as the organizational and legal form, namely the subsidiary. Airport Minsk-1 is located in the southern part of the capital in 4.5 kilometers from the historical city center. This airport is an important and convenient handling center for air traffic flows in the Republic of Belarus. There is a complete infrastructure for international flights handling (a sales agency of aviation operations, a subdivision of the Frontier Force Unit «Minsk» of the Republic of Belarus State Border Committee, an international check point of Minsk Regional Customs, a medical aid station, a consular point of the Republic of Belarus Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a subdivision of the Air Transport Internal Affairs Directorate, etc.) at the enterprise.
The Airport Minsk-1 runway has the length of 2000 m, its width is 60 m. The airdrome is usable for handling An-12, Tu-134, Yak-42, other aircraft the maximum take-off weight of which does not exceed 61 tones and helicopters of all types as well.
In 2012 RUE «National Airport Minsk» jointly with UE «Airport Minsk-1» served 1 837 911 passengers and handled 14 947 flights with 62 different aircraft types. In comparison with 2011 the growth made up 27.8 % and 9.2 % respectively.
Flights were carried out at more than 35 international destinations to the Western Europe, the Near East and other regions.
In 2012 Minsk National Airport mobilized 42,384 mln. BYR of the investment to the basic capital that made it possible to increase the passengers and airlines service quality thanks to the following:
- technical renewal (an airport rescue and firefighting vehicle IMPACTx6, special vehicle for cleaning passenger cabin closets, towable self propelled passenger stairs SPS 9.19, self propelled passenger stairs ASB-580, diesel forklift loader BAOLI, electric forklift truck NICHIYU, self-propelled blade grader ГС-25.09, machine for transportation and loading containers with in-flight meal for passengers on the board, vehicle for transportation and loading freights and pallets in the aircraft, aerodrome cleansing vehicle, etc.);
- motor transport renewal (UAZ (390995-530; 23632-136), GAZ 2705-298, МАZ 6516A9, Volkswagen Multivan, Volkswagen Touran GP Trendline, Volkswagen Touran GP Comfortline, Volkswagen Touran GP Trendline TSI, etc.);
- processing equipment renewal (there were purchased refrigerators, freezers, squeezers, kitchen furniture, shelving, bar counters, etc. for Catering service, versatile loader AMKODOR 352C-02, versatile loading machine AMKODOR 37, container trolleys, Johnston CN200 compact sweeper, explosive vapors portable detectors for passengers and cargo handling, aviation security).
Moreover, in 2012 the enterprise accomplished modernisation of heating system and access and video control system in the air terminal complex, as well as building project “The Complex Improvement of the Area near the Terminal” (second stage).