Moscow’s fourth airport – Zhukovsky International Airport (ZIA) – welcomed its first scheduled passenger flight on 12 September, 2016. The inaugural flight from Minsk was operated by Belavia.
The B2-971 flight from Minsk National Airport (MSQ) to Zhykovsky landed at 09:54 local time. Belorussian flag carrier – Belavia – operated Boeing 737-300 with over 130 passengers on board. Belavia is the first carrier to start scheduled flights to Zhukovsky. Previously, it was reported that Yamal Airlines, SCAT Airlines, URAL Airlines and VIM Avia will also start operations to/from the airport in the nearest future.
Zhukovsky International Airport was officially opened in May 2016. Its first terminal can accommodate up to 12 million passengers per year. Until 2021, the airport’s management company – Ramport Aero – plans to launch additional terminals (both cargo and passenger) as well as MRO and other facilities.