On July 15, Belavia operated its first regular flight from Minsk to the capital of Bavaria – Munich. The opening of the flight turned into a real German holiday: passengers were treated to German beer and traditional bagels – pretzels. It has now become easier to touch the Bavarian fun: Belavia will fly four times a week to Munich International Airport named after Franz Josef Strauss – one of the most popular and famous airports in Europe.
Flights to Munich will be operated on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Departure from Minsk is carried out at 12.30, arrival in Munich – at 13.35 local time. The return flight from Munich will depart at 14.15 on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays with an arrival at Minsk National Airport at 17.15.
One-way tickets start at 115 euros, round-trip tickets start at 255 euros. Tickets are available for purchase at carrier website. In addition to Munich, Belavia flies to other cities in Germany: Berlin, Frankfurt and Hanover.
The flights will be carried out on Embraer-175 aircraft with a capacity of 76 seats. Travel time will be about two hours.
“The opening of the flight to Munich has become a truly landmark event for which we have been preparing for several years. The aviation authorities of Belarus and Germany reached an agreement this spring to increase the frequency and routes of flights for air carriers of the two states. Thanks to this decision, Belavia was able to add this new direction to its route network. We expect that our countries will become closer in all respects: for the development of business contacts, intercultural dialogue, strengthening of trade and economic relations. For our guests, Minsk airport can become a convenient international hub for flights to other countries. The flight schedule is designed so that passengers can comfortably transfer to the flights they are interested in. Also, Belarusians will be able to get acquainted with the culture of one of the most interesting cities in Europe, which will contribute to the cultural integration of Minsk and Munich, ”said Anatoly Gusarov, General Director of Belavia Air Company.
It is worth noting that a direct flight Minsk-Munich has not been made for more than 20 years: in 1995-1996, flights between the cities were operated by Lufthansa.
Why is Munich Airport the best in Europe?
Munich Airport is a huge hub: more than 70 airlines of the world fly here, which have transported more than 22.7 million passengers over the past six months. It is one of the most demanded and busiest airports in Europe.
In 2019, Munich Airport was named “Best Airport in Europe” at the annual World Airport Awards presented by Skytrax. In 14 years, the Munich hub received this status 12 times. The airport is regularly ranked in the top 10 of the best airports in the world and became the first airport outside Asia to receive the title of “5-Star Airport” by Skytrax.
Since tens of millions of passengers pass through the Munich airport every year, all conditions have been created here so that they do not have time to get bored between transfers. There are about 60 restaurants and cafes here, and on the roof of one of the terminals there is a glazed terrace for visitors. In winter, the airport hosts a holiday fair, and in April this year, the skateboarding championship was held here. The air harbor even has its own brewery – Airbrau, which you can visit as part of the excursion. Airbrau brews several beers that visitors can sample.
There are two hotels directly on the territory of the airport: the four-star Novotel München Airport and the five-star Hilton Munich Airport.
To learn more about Munich Airport, visit one of the excursions. In addition to the “general” sightseeing tours, there are also thematic ones: for example, passengers can learn how the work of the airport fire brigade works or “reveal a few secrets” of the Airbus A380 aircraft. An adult ticket for excursions costs from 9 euros, children – from 5 euros.
Munich International Airport is located 30 kilometers from the city. The road to the airport takes 40-50 minutes, depending on the chosen transport.
A source: tio.by