Belarussian state-owned carrier Belavia
plans to add three more Boeing 737s to its foreign models while proceeding with
phasing out Soviet-built passenger aircraft.
senior official at the aviation department of the country’s transport ministry,
Vladimir Nagulevich, says Belavia
will in April and May receive a pair of leased 737-500s for scheduled services
plus a 737-300 for charter flights.
aircraft will complement two –500 models and two Bombardier CRJ-100 jets that
the carrier already operates mainly on routes to cities in the Euroepan Union.
the same time, Belavia will this year dispose of the
last of its Tupolev Tu-134 twinjets and phase out the
rest of the Soviet-built fleet, which also includes four Tu-154Ms and one Antonov An-24 turboprop.