Minsk National Airport
In 1977, the construction of the main air gate of the Republic of Belarus, one of the largest airports in Eastern Europe, was started. An area of 740 hectares was allocated for the construction of a new airport complex “Minsk-2” in the Smolevichi district. In June 1982, for the first time, a Tu-134 aircraft landed on the runway of the new airport. On August 5, 1983, the first Tu-154 aircraft landed, which was received for operation by the Belarusian Civil Aviation Administration. In 1997, the airport “Minsk-2” was awarded the status of “national”, and it was renamed the National Airport “Minsk”.