Today, 04th April 2019 the first plane took off from a new runway at Minsk airport. It is second runway in Minsk airport. The plane took off several times from the new runway and landed on it. It was a technical flight as a part of the runway certification process
The second runway at the Minsk airport will open in late April – early May.
Using only one runway Minsk airport can take a limited number of aircraft. Only 70 takeoffs and landings of large transcontinental aircraft could be made annually on the first runway.
Starting from 2016, a second runway was being built at the Minsk airport. The length of the new runway will be 3.7 km, it is 60 meters longer than the first. It will be able to receive all types of planes, including Superjumbo Airbus A380 and Boeing 747.