The estimated termination of flights between Russia and Ukraine will not lead to the cancellation of flights between Minsk and Kiev, said Tuesday the Director of the division of aviation of the Ministry of transport and communications of Belarus Vladimir Kostin.
"This will not affect the redistribution of flights and their cancellation," - said Kostin. Thus the Director of Department does not expect a significant increase in passenger traffic on flights between Minsk and Kiev." We cannot say that this will be a thread that we can not cope, " - said Kostin.
anyway, According to him, Minsk airport ready for a serious increase of loads. Kostin recalled that the recent world hockey championship was remodeled terminal of the National airport " Minsk "." He now has a throughput capacity of 5, 8 million passengers per year. We still have not reached the mark of three million, for this reason, the gain, which we expected due to possible increase in ridership from Kiev to the capital of Russia and Vice versa, will give, according to our calculations, 5-8% to the maximum, " - said Kostin.
He also said that in connection with the possible increase in passenger traffic on the Ukrainian direction of possible replacement aircraft for aircraft of greater capacity.
According to the Director of the division, an appropriate solution, dubbed the Russian Federation and Ukraine, Belarus is " not encouraging "." We would like to see in the neighbouring countries was calm. But, anyway, we worked through and discussed as if the situation, if the passenger traffic from Ukraine to Russia and from Russia to Ukraine went through the Belarusian airports. These questions we have developed, we expect the date October 25 and ready for anything, " said Costin.
first of Rosaviatsia has informed Ukrainian airlines committing or intending to conduct flights on a platform of Russia, the ban on flights to and from Russia since October, 25th. He will act until, until will not be cancelled this decision of the Ukrainian authorities concerning the Russian airlines. Ukrainian authorities on 16 September, introduced punishments against 27 airlines of the Russian Federation, 2 of which no longer happens. For example, in the list of the largest Russian carriers, including "Aeroflot" (with all subsidiary airlines), Transaero airlines and S7 group. According to the decree of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, not fully or completely banned the transit of resources, flights and travel through the territory of Ukraine.