Alexei Bukchin. Belarusian airline "Belavia" as of 25 October, when Russia and Ukraine imposed a reciprocal ban of flights has doubled its own passenger traffic on the line Minsk-Kyiv, said on Thursday Deputy General Director for marketing and foreign economic activity of "Belavia" Igor Cherginets.
"without a doubt, the Growth of passenger traffic has happened and is quite substantial. I don't know, but 2 times and probably Even a little more ", - quotes the words of Charhinets, the Belarusian state Agency BelTA.
according to him, now in the direction of Minsk-Kiev fly about five hundred people a day. For ten days, respectively, about 5 thousand people." But before such a number of passengers on the route Minsk-Kiev moved presumably in a month ", - said the Deputy head of the airline.
The growth of passenger traffic, According to Charhinets, was achieved by increasing the transit from Ukraine to Russia and from Russia to Ukraine via Minsk." Even on this morning's flight from Minsk to Kiev, we observe not only transit passengers to the Russian Federation - Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, but also in Astana, Vienna ", - said Deputy General Director.
Charhinets also emphasized that the Belavia currently actively used by passengers from Ashgabat and Tashkent and fly to Minsk And then to Kiev. This, according to his statement, because now closed the flights of Ukraine With Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan." Most of the people of these States began to fly over our capital. In addition, a good percentage of transit passengers gives Kazakhstan, " Charhinets said.
From October 25 the Russian Federation and Ukraine has suspended direct flights. Before the Belarusian air authorities have expressed readiness to provide transit passengers, going in the direction between the Russian Federation and Ukraine.