The ministry added no negotiations to sell Belavia were in progress. The source reminded that in line with Council of Ministers resolution No. 348 of 21 March 2011 Belavia is supposed to be incorporated as a joint-stock company in 2013.
According to the source, the national air carrier Belavia intends to put efforts into increasing its presence on the market and into upgrading its aircraft fleet. In the new season the company will offer more flights to many destinations: Paris, Tel-Aviv, Yekaterinburg, Tehran, Larnaca, Ashkhabad, Saint Petersburg, Baku, and Batumi. Starting 3 June Belavia will be offering flights to Novosibirsk. It will be the remotest destination serviced by Belavia. In summer the company will resume seasonal flight to Karaganda, Kostanai, Manchester, Pavlodar, Simferopol, and Sochi.
In order to improve the effectiveness of air transportation Belavia has signed contracts for leased purchase of two new aircraft Embraer 175. The aircraft will be delivered in September-October 2012.