Being greeted off the inaugural flight from Minsk is Oleg Kravchenko, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, who proceeded to then take a piece of the Belorussian sweet bread baked to toast the new route. The airline will offer three weekly flights between Minsk and Brussels Charleroi on its E175s according to OAG schedules.
- Belavia has this week begun flights between Minsk (MSQ) and Brussels Charleroi (CRL). The airline will serve the 1,642-kilometre route three times weekly (Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays) on its E175, although the first flight, which took place on 27 April, was flown on one of the carrier’s 737-500s. No other airline currently links Minsk with Charleroi. According to OAG schedules, this is the only link between Belarus and Belgium. Back in February Belarus introduced five-day visa-free travel for visitors from 80 countries, which should give a significant boost to inbound tourism. With this launch, it now means that six airlines offer scheduled flights from Charleroi, with Belavia joining Air Corsica, Pegasus Airlines, Ryanair, TUIfly Belgium and Wizz Air. See how Brussels Charleroi Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.