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ESTABLISHED IN 1996. FORMER BELARUS DIVISION OF AEROFLOT (ARO). STATE CARRIER. REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
14 NEMIGA STREET
220004 MINSK, BELARUS
THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1991. IT COVERS AN AREA OF 207,600 SQ KM AND ITS CAPITAL CITY IS MINSK. THE POPULATION IS 10 MILLION AND THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS RUSSIAN.
JUNE 1997: TO BERLIN, FRANKFURT, SHANNON, TEL AVIV, VIENNA, WARSAW & ZURICH, CHARTERS TO CHINA, CYPRUS, INDIA, TURKEY, & UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE). PLANS FOR ITALY, SPAIN & UK.
SEPTEMBER 1997: TO ROME (FIUMICINO) (TU-134 & 154).
JANUARY 2000: CODE SHARE WITH AEROFLOT (ARO) TO MOSCOW, PLUS
CONNECTIONS FROM BELARUS TO SIBERIA, THE MIDDLE EAST, AND SE ASIA.
APRIL 2000: (http://www.belavia.minsk.by).
SITA: MSQDGB2. MSQDAB2.
BELAVIA BELARUSSIAN AIRLINES (BLV) IS THE BELARUSSIAN NATIONAL CARRIER SERVING AN EXTENSIVE INTRA-(CIS) NETWORK AND CITIES IN 11 EUROPEAN COUNTRIES.
MAIN BASE: MINSK (INTERNATIONAL 2) AIRPORT.
OCTOBER 2000: ADDS ROUTE TO TALLINN, ESTONIA. IN 2001, TO PARIS.
1 YAK-40 (9510139, EW-87330), EX-TECHAVIASERVICE. 1 TU-154M (91A-896, EW-85741), TO ELK AIRWAYS.
AUGUST 2001: 1 TU-134A3 (60645, EW-65133) LEASED TO KAZAKHSTAN (KAZ).
OCTOBER 2001: 1 YAK-40 (9611546, EW-88161) DELIVERY.
JANUARY 2002: 1 TU-154M (91A-896, EW-85741) RETURNED FROM ELK AIRWAYS. 1 TU-154B-2 (81A-478, EW-85478) DELIVERY.
October 2002: Belaviaremont - Minsk Aircraft Repair Works, at the Civil Aviation Factory, does "B" & "C" maintenance checks on airframes: TU-134; and Yak-40.
Minsk to Riga to Stockholm (ARN) (weekly).
November 2002: 1 AN-24RV (27308101, EW-46483), delivery.
December 2002: 1 order (April 2003) 737-530, Lufthansa (DLH) leased. Will be used for Belarus to London Gatwick (LGW) (5x-weekly).
April 2003: (http://www.belavia.by). (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SITA: MSQIDB2 MSQDGB2.
October 2003: 737-524 (26319) ex-Mekong Air (MKG), (ILF) 5-year leased.
February 2004: 2nd order (May 2004) 737-5Q8 (27634), ex-Rio-Sul (ROS), (ILF) 62 month leased.
June 2004: 737-5Q8 (27634, EW-251PA), (ILF) leased.
July 2004: 2003 = 533 million (+7.7%) (net profit); 57.8% LF load factor; 332,000 passengers (PAX) (+10.7%); 1.16 million (FTK) freight traffic (-13.7%).
August 2006: MD-83 (49392, N822NK), ex-Spirit Airlines (SPR) leased.
December 2006: 1st CRJ-100ER (7309, EW-100PJ), ex-(N400MJ) delivery - see photo.
May 2007: Starts Minsk to Berlin (SXF), using CRJ-200s.
September 2007: Belavia Belarussian Airlines (BLV) will suspend its weekly Minsk to Shannon (SNN) service from October 25. It may re-institute the flight for the summer schedule. Belavia (BLV) has operated from (SNN) since 1993.
December 2007: (ILFC) (ILF) announced a lease deal with Belavia Belarussian Airlines (BLV) for 2 737-500s powered by (CFM56-3C1)s, to be delivered next May under 5-year leases.
February 2008: ACCDT: A Belavia Belarussian Airlines (BLV) CRJ-100ER (7309, /99 EW-001PA) flipped over and caught fire at Yerevan Zvartnots International Airport. There were no fatalities, but at least 4 passengers were hospitalized with burns. The British Broadcasting Corp (BBC) and the "Associated Press" reported that Armenian Civil Aviation Head, Artyom Movsesyan said the airplane's wing touched the ground on takeoff, causing it to flip over and burn. "Nearly everyone on board received burns of various degrees," an aviation authority spokesperson said, according to several press reports. Flight Safety Foundation's Aviation Safety Network reported that there were 18 passengers and 3 crew on board the CRJ, which 1st flew in 1999. The flight was en route to Minsk.
November 2008: Passes its (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).
January 2009: 2 orders (May 2009) 737-3Q8s, ex-Air China (BEJ), (ILF) 5 year leased.
August 2009: Belavia Belarussian Airlines (BLV) acquired 1 ex-FlyLal (LIJ) 737-5Q8 (27629, EW-290PA) - - SEE PHOTO - - "BLV-737-5Q8-AUG09" from (ILFC) (ILF). It now operates 5 737-500s, 3 737-300s, 3 CRJ-100/200s, 4 Tu-154Ms and 1 Tu-134.
October 2009: Belavia Belarussian Airlines (BLV) is the flag carrier of Belarus serving an extensive network to >20 destinations, primarily in Europe and the (CIS) countries. Minsk is connected to >130 additional destinations in Europe, the Middle East, North America and SE Asia through code sharing services.
Employees = 1,017 (including 157 Flight Crew (FC); 100 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 356 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).
(IATA) Code: B2 - 628. (ICAO) Code: BRU - (Callsign - BELARUS AVIA).
SITA: MSQIDB2; MSQDGB2. (http://www.balavia.by). (email@example.com).
Parent organization/shareholders: Belarus government (100%).
Alliances: Aeroflot Russian Airlies (ARO); Aerosvit Airlines (UKA); AirBaltic (BAU); Austrian Airlines (AUL); Azerbaijan Airlines (AHY); (CSA) Czech Airlines; Estonian Air (ENA); KD Avia (KGA); (LOT) Polish Airlines; Rossiya Airlines (SDM); & TransAero Airlines (TRX).
Main Base: Minsk International 2 Airport (MSQ).
Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Minsk; & Vitebsk.
International, Scheduled Destinations: Berlin; Frankfurt; Istanbul; Kaliningrad; Kiev; Larnaca; London; Milan; Moscow; Paris; Prague; Rome; Stockholm; Tbilisi; Tel Aviv Yafo; Vienna; Warsaw; & Yerevan.
February 2010: Belavia (BLV) has launched 3x-weekly CRJ-200 service from Minsk International 2 airport to Riga on January 19 in addition to the daily Air Baltic (BAU) services which it had offered through a bilateral code share agreement.
March 2010: Belavia Belarussian Airlines (BLV) will launch service from Minsk to Ekaterinburg (2x-weekly from May 31 aboard a 737-500) and Moscow Vnukovo (daily from April 15 aboard CRJ-100/200s).
August 2010: Belavia (BLV) has added a 6th ex-Xiamen Airlines (XIA) 737-500 and has introduced new routes from its Minsk International 2 (MSQ) base:
Minsk International 2 to Batumi: 2x-weekly 737-500 service starting on September 15;
Minsk International 2 to Ekaterinburg: 2x-weekly 737-500 service started on May 31;
Minsk International 2 to Moscow Vnukovo: 6x-weekly CRJ-200 service started on April 16 (in addition to Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo services);
Minsk International 2 to Stockholm Arlanda: 3x-weekly CRJ-200 service started on August 3;
Minsk International 2 to Tehran Imam Khomeini: 2x-weekly 737-500 service started on August 4.
November 2011: Air Lease Corporation (ALE) has signed lease agreements for 2 Embraer E175s, leased to Belavia (BLV).
January 2012: Finnair (FIN) and Belavia (BLV) have signed a code share agreement for the Helsinki to Minsk International 2 route operated by Belavia (BLV).
Vladivostok Avia (VLK) on February 1 will transfer all Moscow flights from Vnukovo (VKO) airport to Sheremetyevo (SVO) Terminal B as a part of its integration strategy with Aeroflot (ARO).
Terminal B is a former base for low-cost carrier (LCC) Avianova (ANV), which stopped operations last year. After (ANV) closed, only 1 airline, Belarussian Belavia Airlines (BLV), operated at Terminal B. However, (BLV) said that from January 25 it will launch flights from Moscow Domodedovo (DME), leaving Terminal 1 empty through February 1.
(SVO) representatives said that Terminal B will eventually be demolished, making way for a new 40 to 45 million passenger complex. According to airport representatives, construction will begin after a decision is reached on the 3rd runway construction.
Belavia (BLV) has given up its Minsk International 2 to Moscow Vnukovo route in October. It has announced plans to lease 2 E175s from fall 2012 and to order 2 E190s to be delivered in 2013.
February 2012: Embraer (EMB) announced an order from Belavia (BLV) for 2 dual-class E175s, which it will finance through Air Lease Corporation (ALE).
(BLV)'s 1st E-Jet order, slated for delivery beginning in September, is part of a fleet renewal program. “We have taken a strategic decision to phase out our old fleet and opt for a new airplane to complement our narrow body jets,” (BLV) Director General, Anatoly Gusarov said. “The E175 perfectly suits our growth strategy to test new routes where it would be uneconomical to operate larger airplanes.”
April 2012: Russian and Belarusian aviation authorities will renegotiate amendments to their bilateral agreement after Belarusian authorities insisted the document that was signed several days ago was not coordinated properly.
After previous negotiations, the Russian Ministry of Transport had said the rules and number of frequencies previously approved were to remain in effect through May 10 when the 2 sides would make changes.
However, Belarus authorities insist on an equal number of frequencies for both sides on Moscow to Minsk (MSQ) route and sent a demand for Russian authorities to stop 1 out of 5 daily Moscow to (MSQ) flights. Russian authorities would not agree to this demand and threatened to stop Belarusian flights from (MSQ) to Russian regions.
Belavia Belarusian Airlines (BLV) Deputy (CEO) Igor Cherginets told "RIA Novosti" that if Russia forbids (BLV) to operate regional flights, Belarusian authorities will insist on 2x-daily frequencies for Moscow to (MSQ) route for airlines of the both countries.
A (BLV) spokesman said that Aeroflot’s (ARO) number of frequencies should be cut as the largest Russian carrier is lobbying to ban (BLV) operations to Russian regions.
Last month, the dispute on the number of frequencies on the Moscow to (MSQ) route nearly stopped flights between the countries. (BLV) operates 4x-daily between the cities while (ARO) had permission for 3x-daily, and UTair (TYU) for 1 flight. Several months ago, (S7) Airlines (SBR) received rights for 1x-daily, starting from March 26.
Later, Russia and Belarus agreed to 5x-daily frequencies for each country’s carriers on the Moscow to Minsk (MSQ) route, effective April 27. The 2 countries will set the new rules for the winter season schedule in September.
Deputy Minister of Transport of Russia Valery Okulov said Russia and Belarus aviation authorities will consider cabotage for the carriers, although no details were given.
The 2 countries have been involved in a dispute over the number of frequencies on the Moscow to (MSQ) route, nearly stopping flights between the countries last month.
Later, Belavia (BLV) stated it will be privatized by the government of Belarus in 2013 according to statements made by senior government officials. Russian airlines are expected to be most interested to bid for a stake in it.
September 2012: Belavia Belarusian Airlines (BLV) has taken delivery of its 1st Embraer E175 (0350, EW-340PO - - SEE ATTACHED - - "BLV-E175 - 2012-09") this month. The E175 is the 1st of a 2-airplane deal announced at the Singapore Air Show in February. The 2nd E175 is scheduled for delivery next year.
Financing has been arranged through Air Lease Corporation (ALE). The E175 will feature 2-class, 76-seat layout.
(BLV) Deputy (CEO) Igor Tcherginets said the E175 will be used on most of (BLV)’s routes. In November, it will operate on flights from Minsk to destinations including London, Milan, Prague, Istanbul, St Petersburg, Paris, and Rome.
According to (BLV)’s website, its fleet comprises 6 737-500s, 5 737-300s, 4 Bombardier CRJ100/200LRs and 3 Tupolev Tu-154Ms.
The Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) has not yet granted type approval for the E175 but Belarus aviation authorities could validate the existing certificate issued by another country. The (IAC) has awarded type approval for (GE) Aviation (GEC)’s engines installed on E170/E175s, which could mean (IAC) airplane certification will follow.
October 2012: Belavia (BLV) introduced a new route from its base in Belarus’ capital Minsk (MSQ) to Kutaisi (KUT), making the 2nd-largest Georgian city the 3rd destination the Belarusian national carrier serves in the country, after Tbilisi and Batumi. Beginning on October 28, (BLV) offers 2x-weekly flights to the newly reopened airport in Kutaisi, all of which will be operated with CRJ200s.
January 2013: On December 26, Belarusian flag carrier Belavia (BLV) connected country’s capital Minsk (MSQ) with Barcelona (BCN). (BLV) operates 2x-weekly frequencies on this 2,400 km route, using variable narrow body equipment. The route has been served before with occasional charter services, but never on a scheduled basis; furthermore, Barcelona is now the only Spanish destination, for which direct services are available from Belarus.
April 2013: Belavia (BLV) commenced flights on the 1,500 km route from its Minsk (MSQ) base to Samara (KUF) in the SE part of European Russia, on April 28. Samara, (BLV)’s 6th destination in the Russian Federation, is now served with 2x-weekly frequencies using 50-seat CRJ200s. (BLV) already provides services from the Belarusian capital to Moscow Domodedovo (35x-weekly flights), Kaliningrad and St Petersburg (both 2x-daily), Yekaterinburg (3x-weekly) and Novosibirsk (2x-weekly). (BLV)’s fleet comprises a mix of 737s, CRJs, 2 Embraer E175s, and some ‘classic’ Tu-154s.
July 2013: Belavia (BLV) launches 2x-weekly, Minsk to Budapest to Belgrade Bombardier CRJ100/200 service on September 19.
September 2013: Belavia (BLV) begins 3x-weekly, Minsk to Geneva service on December 15.
October 2013: Belavia (BLV), the state owned Belarusian flag carrier, launched a new route on September 19 from Minsk (MSQ), (BLV)’s headquarters and hub in the capital city of Belarus; to Belgrade (BEG) the Serbian capital city. The 1,250 km sector operates via Budapest (BUD) in Hungary and is scheduled 2x-weekly with no competition. (BLV) plans to use CRJ200s to fly the route, although an E175 was used for the inaugural flight.
Belavia (BLV) has signed a firm contract for 2 E195s. The E195s will join 2 E175s already operating at (BLV). The acquisition is part of (BLV)’s fleet renewal initiative to replace older airplanes. The 1st E195 will be delivered in the 1st semester of 2014.
(BLV) selected the E195 to replace its older narrow-bodied jets. They are configured with 107 seats in a 2-class layout. The E195s will allow (BLV) to increase frequencies on some routes and to develop its network from its base at Minsk International Airport.
Since they entered revenue service in 2004, the E-Jets family has received >1,300 orders. The company recently delivered the 1,000th production airplane to Republic Airways of the USA. Currently, E-Jets are flying with 64 airlines from 45 countries. In Europe, 24 airlines have added E-Jets to their fleets. The versatile 70- to 130-seat, 4-airplane family is flying with low cost airlines, regional and main line carriers. Collectively, the E-Jets fleet has accumulated >10 million flight hours.
Created in 1996, Belavia (BLV) is the 100% state-owned flag-carrier of Belarus. (BLV) code shares with AZAL, airBaltic (BAU), Austrian (AUL), (CSA), Finnair (FIN), (KLM), (LOT), Rossiya (SDM), Transaero (TRX), (S7) (SBR), AirFrance (AFA), Ural Airlines (URL), Severstal, and Etihad Airways (EHD). (BLV) operates to 44 destinations in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. (BLV)’s fleet consists of 21 airplanes. (BLV) carried 1.2 million passengers in 2012.
January 2014: Belavia (BLV), the state owned Belarusian flag carrier, launched 2 new services from its main base at Minsk (MSQ) during the course of last month. (BLV) inaugurated on December 17th the 1,773 km sector to Geneva (GVA), which will be operated 3x-weekly, utilizing a mixed fleet of 76-seat E175s, 112-seat 737-500s and 50-seat CRJ-200s. 2 days later, on December 19th, (BLV) began 8x-weekly flights on the 169 km route to Vilnius (VNO) in Lithuania, utilizing its 50-seat CRJ200s. Both routes will face no competition. Commenting on the launch of the service to Lithuania, Elena Kupchina Deputy Minister of Belarus, said: “The opening of a new flight that has connected the capitals of the 2 countries is a significant event that can be considered as the final stage of the constructive cooperation between Belarus and Lithuania in 2013.”
January 2014: Belavia ((IATA) Code: B2, based at Minsk International 2) (BLV) has outlined its initial E195 routes, due to launch in early May. The initial routes out of Minsk International 2 include: Amsterdam, Batumi, Moscow Domodedovo, Prague, and St Petersburg.
The Belarus national carrier ordered 2 E195s from Embraer (EMB) in October last year.
April 2014: E195 delivery (SEE PHOTO - - "BLV-2014-04-E195 DELIVERY.")
May 2014: Belavia (BLV) increased its presence in France with the addition of a new seasonal service from its Minsk (MSQ) base on April 28th. (BLV) inaugurated the 1,864 km sector to Nice (NCE), which will be operated 3x-weekly until October 25th, utilizing its 76-seat E175s. This is (BLV)'s 2nd route to the French market as it already flies to Paris (CDG) with 8x-weekly operations. There is no competition on the new airport pair.
June 2014: Belavia Belarusian Airlines (BLV) has ordered 3 Boeing 737-800s, in a deal valued at $272 million at current list prices. This is the 1st direct purchase of Boeing (TBC) airplanes for the Belarus flag carrier.
According to (BLV) Deputy Director General Igor Tcherginets, delivery is scheduled for 2017, but (BLV) hopes to receive the 1st in 2016.
The new 189Y-seat airplanes are configured in a 1-class, economy (Y) layout. (BLV) will use the 737-800s on existing charter routes. It expects the new airplanes to reduce operational costs and to extend the range.
The new 737-800s will allow nonstop flights to farther destinations from Minsk, including Tenerife and Dubai.
According to Belavia (BLV) Director General, Anatoly Gusarov, (BLV) is also planning to expand the number of scheduled routes. “The purchase of 3 737-800s will make it possible to open new scheduled flights to destinations, which currently are unavailable due to the remoteness of the base airport,” Gusarov said.
Belavia (BLV)’s fleet currently comprises 26 airplanes, including Tupolev Tu-154s, 737-500s, 737-300s and Embraer E195s. Tcherginets added the Soviet-built airplanes and 737 Classic versions will be gradually replaced with Embraers and 737-800s.
Belavia Belarusian Airlines (BLV) is based in the Minsk International Airport. (BLV) serves a network of routes between European cities and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), as well as several Middle East destinations. (BLV)’s Boeing fleet currently consists of 6 737-500s and 7 737-300s.
January 2015: 737-8K5 (27988, EW-437PA), ex-(D-AHFP), AerCap (DEA) leased.
April 2015: News Item A-1: Air Lease Corporation (ALE) has delivered 1 737-800NG to Belavia (Belarus) (BLV) on long-term lease. The 737-800NG was formerly on lease from (ALE) to airberlin (BER).
September 2015: Etihad Airways (EHD) has expanded its code share agreement with Belavia Belarusian Airlines (BLV). Etihad (EHD) has placed its (EY) code on Belavia (BLV)’s daily, Abu Dhabi to Kiev service via Minsk.
October 2015: News Item A-1: "Ukraine Extends Ban to All Russian Airlines on October 25" by (ATW) Polina Montag-Girme, October 15, 2015.
The Ukrainian State Aviation Administration announced a total ban of all Russian airlines from flying into Ukraine as of October 25 in a back-and-forth political move.
On September 28, Ukraine announced it would ban Russian airlines from flying into Ukraine from October 25. The list included nearly 20 Russian airlines, among them were the biggest carriers such as Aeroflot (ARO) and (S7) Airlines (SBR). The only big airline not included on the Ukrainian list was UTair (TYU), which would have been able to increase its flights to Kiev.
On September 29, Rosaviatsia, in turn said it will ban Ukrainian airlines from flying into Russia on October 25. Ukrainian authorities said the latest measure was because Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, “failed to provide a response explaining the reasons for flight limitations for Ukrainian carriers into Russia.”
Belarus’ Minsk-based Belavia (BLV), as well as Latvian Riga-based airBaltic (BAU), will benefit from the situation as they are able to offer transfer flights through their bases between Moscow and Kiev.
News Item A-2: Belavia (BLV) commenced operations between Minsk (MSQ) and Odessa (ODS) on October 25. The 848 km sector will be operated daily by (BLV)’s 737-300s and face no incumbent carriers on the link between the Belarusian and Ukrainian cities. This brings to 37 the number of destinations served non-stop by (BLV) from Minsk, of which 9 (including Odessa) are served at least daily. By far (BLV)'s busiest route is to Moscow Domodedovo, which it operates 7x-daily.
August 2016: News Item A-1: Belavia Belarusian Airlines (BLV) will be the 1st carrier at Moscow’s Zhukovsky International Airport.
The Minsk, Belarus-based airline plans to start Minsk to Moscow Zhukovsky daily flights on September 12 using Embraer E175 aircraft. (BLV) already performs 7x-daily Minsk to Moscow Domodedovo International Airport flights, using Boeing 737s and Embraer E195s.
(BLV) (CEO) Anatoly Gusarov said that despite the existing number of flights and growing traffic between Minsk and Moscow, a significant number of passengers still choose ground transportation (something with which the new service must cope).
Zhukovsky Airport officially opened May 30 SE of Moscow. It is the 4th international airport in the Moscow region and was supposed to accommodate low-cost carriers (LCC)s. The 1st flight from the new airport was planned for June 20, but it could not meet the schedule.
The rationale for the new airport cited growing passenger numbers in the Moscow region, in addition to overcrowding at Moscow’s 3 existing airports, Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo.
But since 2013, passenger growth has slowed amid Russian economic turbulence and various airline bankruptcies.
News Item A-2: Belavia Belarusian Airlines (BLV) has taken delivery of the 1st of 3 new Boeing 737-800s out of an order placed in 2014. The new 189Y-seat 737-8ZM (61421, EW-455PA) bears (BLV)’s new livery. Belavia (BLV)’s new livery features the cornflower, 1 of the most popular flowers in the country. The year-and-a-half long re-branding project was developed by Teague and Paul Wylde agencies.
The new 737-8ZM launched its 1st flight August 20, although the 1st destination was not disclosed. It will be used on scheduled and charter flights.
October 2016: "Moscow’s New Zhukovsky Airport Increases Traffic" by (ATW) Polina Montag-Girmes firstname.lastname@example.org, October 17, 2016.
Moscow’s Zhukovsky International Airport, which officially opened May 30, is receiving more traffic as Russian airlines receive route approvals.
Yekaterinburg-based Ural Airlines (URL) recently won permission for a 7x-weekly Zhukovsky to Burgas route and Salekhard-based Yamal Airlines (LLM) received approval for a 4x-weekly Zhukovsky to Plovdiv service.
Zhukovsky International Airport is the 4th international airport to open in the Moscow region. Airport construction was announced at a time when airline traffic was robust in Russia. However, by the time the airport opened, traffic was decreasing because of politic and economic turbulence. It was scheduled to receive its 1st flight in June 2016, but it wasn’t until September, when Belavia Belarusian Airlines (BLV) became the airport’s 1st carrier, launching daily Minsk to Zhukovsky service on September 12.
December 2016: News Item A-1: Belavia Belarusian Airlines (BLV) will retire its Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft on December 28. (BLV)’s fleet includes 3 of the type (1 Tu-154 is already out of service and 2 operate charter flights between cities in Belarus and Western Siberia in Russia for the oil and gas industry).
(BLV)’s fleet also comprises 2 Embraer E175s, 2 E195s, 4 Bombardier CRJ100/200LRs, 9 Boeing 737-300s, 6 737-500s and 3 737-800s, which were ordered in 2014.
In August Belavia announced it was rebranding and changing its business model as it took delivery of 737-8ZMs (61421, EW-455PA; 61423, EW-457PA).
News Item A-2: Belavia Belarusian Airlines (BLV) has ordered another Embraer E195 jet, scheduled for delivery in 2018. The firm order has a list price value of $53.5 million.
Following (BLV)’s firm order for 2 E-Jets (1 E175 and 1 E195) announced at the Paris Air Show in June, the new contract will bring (BLV)’s Embraer fleet to 7 aircraft (4 E195s and 3 E175s) when deliveries are completed in 2018.
According to (BLV), the Belarus flag carrier and national airline, the acquisition is an essential part of (BLV)’s fleet renewal initiative. Configured in a dual class, the E195 will replace (BLV)’s existing Boeing 737-500.
“Our Embraer fleet is allowing us to open up new destinations such as Brussels, but also to increase the number of flights on our existing routes (our customers demand the flexibility that more frequencies provide, not just a greater choice of destinations,” (BLV) Director General Anatoly Gusarov said. “The Embraer (EMB) aircraft are delivering high dispatch rates and compelling economics that also allow us to address seasonal fluctuations) plus our customers really enjoy the high levels of comfort the aircraft provides.”
April 2018: News Item A-1: Belavia Belarusian Airlines (BLV) took delivery of an Embraer E175 on April 19. It is the 1st aircraft out of an order placed at the Paris Air Show in 2017. The aircraft seats 76 passengers in 2-class configuration. (BLV) also expects 2 additional E195s to be delivered in May to June this year.
News Item A-2: Embraer Services & Support signed a services agreement with Belavia Belarusian Airlines (BLV) to support (BLV)’s E-Jets fleet. The program will support (BLV)’s existing fleet of 2 E175s and 2 E195s.
July 2018: News Item A-1: "Russia’s Ural Airlines (URL), Belavia (BLV) to Code Share" by (ATW) Polina Montag-Girmes (email@example.com), July 30, 2018.
Ural Airlines (URL) and Belavia Belarusian Airlines (BLV) signed a code share agreement on July 30. Under the new deal, (URL) will connect Minsk with its domestic network at Moscow Domodedovo and St Petersburg Pulkovo airports, Yekaterinburg-based (URL) said. (BLV) will be able to place its (BRU) code on (URL)’s domestic flights. The partnership starts August 1.
“A partnership with (URL) allows us to offer in Belarus a wide number of routes in Russia with a stopover at Domodedovo and Pulkovo. We also hope that the new partner will help us to create a transfer point at Minsk airport,” Belavia Director General Anatoly Gusarov said. (URL) Deputy Director General Kirill Skuratov added Belavia Minsk lights are smoothly connected with (URL) routes at these airports.
(URL) is the 4th biggest carrier in Russia. It carried 3.9 million in (1H) 2108, up +18.6% year-over-year (YOY). (BLV) carried 3 million passengers in 2017 for the 1st time in its history, up +20.6% (YOY).
October 2018: News Item A-1: Belavia Belarusian (BLV) and Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) (AHY) will code share on the Minsk to Baku route from October 28. (BLV) will operate the route, while (AZAL) will be a marketing partner. The flights will be performed under B2/J2 codes. Flight frequency will be increased from 2x- to 4x-weekly.
News Item A-2: (BLV) will begin 5x-weekly Minsk to Chisinau (Moldova) Embraer E-175 service on October 30.
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2 737-399 (CFM56-3C1). 148Y.
3 737-3K2 (CFM56-3C1) (1856-24328, /90 EW-308PA), EX-(LN-KKH), 148Y.
4 737-3Q8 (CFM56-3C1) (2550-26294, /93 EW-254PA; 2693-26312, /95 EW-336PA; 2764-26321, /95 EW-282PA; 2786-26333, /96 EW-283PA, 2004-07), EX-(TCV), (ILF) LEASED. EX-AIR CHINA (BEJ). 148Y.
0 737-5Q8 (CFM56-3C1) (2834-27629, /96 EW-290PA - - SEE PHOTO - - "BLV-737-5Q8-2009-08"), (ILF) LEASED 2009-08, EX-(LIJ), EX-(N381LF). 120Y.
0 737-5Q8 (CFM56-3C1) (2889-27634, /97 EW-251PA), EX-(ROS), (ILF) 62 MONTH LEASED 2004-06. 120Y.
0 737-505 (CFM56-3C1) (2822-26338, /96 EW-294PA), (ILF) LEASED 2010-04. 120Y.
0 737-524 (CFM56-3C1) (2748-26319, /95 EW-250PA, 2003-09; 2771-26339, /96 EW-253PA; 2777-26340, /96 EW-252PA, 2003-12), EX-(CAL)/(MKG), (ILF) 5 YEAR LEASED. 120Y.
1 737-800NG (CFM56-7B), (ALE) LEASED 2015-04, EX-(BER). 189Y.
1 737-8EV BBJ2 (CFM56-7B7B3) (1075-33079, /03 EW-001PA), GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS IN "BELARUS" TITLES. 54F (VIP).
1 737-8K5 (CFM56-7B) (508-27988, D-AHFP), SEEN 2014-11. 189Y.
3 737-8ZM (CFM56-7B) (61421, EW-455PA; 61423, EW-457PA), 2016-12. 189Y.
0 BOMBARDIER CRJ-100ER (7309, EW-100PJ - SEE PHOTO, 2006-12), CRASHED & W/O - - SEE ACCIDENT DETAILS IN FEBRUARY 2008.
1 BOMBARDIER CRJ-100LR (CF34-3A1) (7309, /99 EW-100PJ), EX-(N400MJ) 2007-02. 50Y.
2 BOMBARDIER CRJ-200ER (CF34-3B1) (7799, /03 EW-276PJ; 7852, /03 EW-277PJ), 2009-04. 50Y.
1 BOMBARDIER CRJ-200LR (CF34-3B1) (7436, /00 EW-303PJ), EX-OY-MBI) 2010-10. 50Y.
1 ORDER (2018-06) EMBRAER E175 (CF34-8E5):
2 EMBRAER E175 (CF34-8E5) (0350, /12 EW-340PO - - SEE ATTACHED - - "BLV-E175 - 2012-09;" 0352, /12 EW-341PO), (ALE) LEASED 2012-10. 12C, 64Y.
1 ORDER EMBRAER (2018-06) E195:
2 EMBRAER E195 (667, /14 EW-339PO - - SEE PHOTO - - "BLV-2014-04-E195 DELIVERY"), 2014-04. 107 SEATS, 2 CLASS.
0 AN-24B (AI-24-II) (07306008, /70 EW-46375; 17307206, /71 EW-47825), ALL RETIRED. 44Y.
0 AN-24RV (AI-24VT) (37308702, /73 EW-46615; 27307801, /72 EW-47259; (27308101, EW-46483, 11/02), 07306601, /70 91), ALL RETIRED. 44Y.
0 AN-26B (AI-24VT) (11608, /81 EW-26079; 12109, /82 EW-26112; 12701, /82 EW-26127), 11608; 701; RETURNED. FREIGHTER.
0 TU-134A (D-30-II) (60081, /77 EW-65082, RETIRED; 60332, /78 EW-65088; 60645, /78 EW-65133, LST (KAZ) 2001-08), ALL RETIRED. 76Y.
0 TU-134A-3 (D-30-III) (60123, /77 EW-65085; 60315, /78 EW-65106; 60985, /79 EW-65145; 61033, /79 EW-65149; 62154, /79 EW-65754; 62472, /79 EW-65772). 60123; 60985; 62154; 62472; RETIRED. 68Y.
0 TU-154B-2 (NK-8-2U) (411, /80 EW-85411, RETIRED; 419, /80 EW-85419, RETIRED; 465, /80 EW-85465, RETIRED; 509, /81 EW-85509; 538, /82 EW-85538; 545, /82 EW-85545; 580, /83, EW-85580; 581, /83 EW-85581; 591, /83 EW-85591; 593, /83 EW-85593, RETIRED), ALL RETIRED. 164Y.
0 TU-154B-2 (NK-8-2U) (81A-478, EW-85478), 2002-01. RETIRED.
0 TU-154M (D-30KU-143-II) (91A878, /91, EW-85703; 91A881, /91, EW-85706; 91A896, /91 EW85741; 92A924, /92 EW-85748), (91A-896, /91 EW-85741, TO ELK AIRWAYS, 2000-09; RETURNED 2002-01). ALL TO BE RETIRED BY 2016-12. 164Y.
0 TU-154M (D-30KU-143-II) (1010, /95 EW-85815), GOVERNMENT (VIP), IN "BELARUS" TITLES. TO BE RETIRED IN 2016-12. 49F PAX.
0 YAK-40 (AI-25) (9510139, /75 EW-87330, EX-TECHAVIASERVICE 2000-09), 36Y.
1 YAK-40 (AI-25) (9620748, /76 EW-88187), 16F, (VIP).
0 YAK-40 (AI-25) (9630449, /76 EW-88202), RETURNED. 8C, 14Y.
0 YAK-40 (AI-25) (9611546, EW-88161, 2001-10). RETURNED. 22Y.
1 CHALLENGER 850 (8057, EW-301PJ), EX-(C-GWWW).
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ANATOLY GUSAROV, GENERAL DIRECTOR (T: 375-172 292-424).
IGOR TCHERGINETS, DEPUTY GENERAL DIRECTOR.
VITALY MELESHKO, DEPUTY GENERAL DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS.
ALEXANDER GUTOVETS, DEPUTY GENERAL DIRECTOR MARKETING.
ALEXANDER PODLUTSKY, DEPUTY GENERAL DIRECTOR FINANCE.
ALEXANDER LUKASHEVICH, DEPUTY GENERAL DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS.
ALEKSANDER DOSTA, CHIEF ENGINEER.