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Minsk National Airport performance at year-end 2011

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Minsk National Airport showed the performance increase in December and for the twelve months of 2011.


In December 2011, 102,199 passengers were served that is 15.9 % passengers more in comparison with the same period of the last year. The number of handled passengers and cargo flights increased by 22.9 % and 27.7 %, respectively as well. Thereby the growth of aircraft movements made up 1062 flights (16.6 %). Cargo traffic of the Airport  came up to 905 tons.


At year-end 2011, 13,089 movements and 1,430,018 passengers were handled at Minsk National Airport. They grew by 18.8 % and 11.2 % respectively in comparison with the rates of 2010. Cargo traffic increased by 1.3 % as compared with the last year and made up 8666.4 tons. The above-listed statistics indicates a stable improvement of the Airport production activity.


In 2011 the national carrier Belavia Airlines launched new regular flights to Helsinki and for the summer period it started to operate flights to Simferopol. Moreover, in the summer season the number of flights on Minsk – Baku – Minsk route was increased. In the winter season Minsk – Hannover – Minsk and Minsk – Astana – Minsk routes have been launched. Since March 2011 Aeroflot which is one of Russian’s largest air carriers has started to operate regular flights on Moscow – Minsk route with a three times a day frequency.