Belavia becomes the first airline to serve Moscow Zhukovsky

Belavia’s Minsk to Moscow Zhukovsky

Moscow Zhukovsky Airport welcomed its first scheduled service on 12 September, a 676-kilometre link with Minsk. Operated by Belavia, the airport pair will be flown daily on the airline’s E175s, although the first flight was operated by one of the carrier’s 737-300s. The Russian airport had cake to celebrate the landmark service.

  • Belavia became the first carrier to operate into Moscow Zhukovsky (ZIA) on 12 September as it commenced flights from Minsk (MSQ). The carrier will operate the 676-kilometre sector daily on its E175s according to OAG Schedules Analyser data. The first flight, which was operated on one of the airline’s 737-300s, managed to achieve a load factor of 90%. Zhukovsky is now the Russian capital’s fourth commercial airport along with Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo. Although no direct competition is offered, Belavia does offer 49 weekly flights between Minsk and Domodedovo when referring to OAG schedules, while UT Air offers a twice-daily service between Vnukovo and the Belarusian capital. Aeroflot also offers 31 weekly flights from Sheremetyevo to Minsk. See how Moscow Zhukovsky Airport’s first ever FTWA compares to others from around the world.

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