Minsk International Airport is the principal airport servicing the Republic of Belarus, and is located in Kastrychnitski, just 26 miles east of the capital city Minsk.
Connecting Minsk with 39 destinations in Russia, Europe and the Emirates, Minsk international is capable of accommodating 5 million passengers, although it is thought that the airport currently handles little more than 1.2 million international and domestic passengers per year.
Opened in 1982, the airport was purpose built to replace the old Minsk-1 airport (which is currently out of service and no longer accepts passenger services).
The airport has recently undergone a series of renovations which have refreshed both Minsk International's aviation equipment and passenger areas. Passenger facilities now include free short term parking to the front of the terminal, car rental outlets, eateries and lounge and shopping areas. There is also hotel accommodation and a hair dressing salon on site.