The national air carrier Belavia has announced the start of low cost flight operations from a regional centre to Tel Aviv, TUT.by reports.
The lack of aircraft is a major setback to launching such flights, Belavia Director General Anatol Husarau stressed.
“There is a demand for low cost flights, but it would be wrong to open low-profit routes. We hope we will manage to start low cost flights to one or two destinations this or next year; Embraer 195 planes are expected to be in operation. Our Minsk – Brussels flight is close to this model. It is in demand, there are many transit passengers, so we are gaining experience,” Husarau said.
The Israeli capital city may become the first destination to which Belavia will take its customers to. In addition, some regional airport of Belarus will be the point of departure, but the airline has not given any names yet.
As reported earlier, the Belarusian Transport Ministry is considering the establishment of a special airport for low cost airlines that may enter the Belarusian market in the future.