The Ministry of Transport and Communications is looking into the issue of creating an airport for low-cost airlines in one of the regional centers of Belarus.
“We are focusing mainly on development of regional airports in terms of attracting both charter and regular flights there. Now we are working on a basic regional airport for low-cost air companies that may come to Belarus,” said Transport and Communications Minister Alyaksei Auramenka during a departmental meeting.
The minister noted that it is not yet known where the airport will be built.
“However, low costers will first come to regional airports — this is our approach to working with them,” said Auramenka.
The national airport basically does not want to work with cheap airlines. “We chose another direction. We still have the National Airport “Minsk”, it should be developed according to classical examples. And with the low costers — the company brings you to the final destination and then you are on your own. In Paris, for example, there are several airports, but low-cost companies will take you 90 kilometers away from Paris, but not to Charles de Gaulle and then, you can do what you want,” said Dzmitry Melikyan, director of the National Airport in 2017.