Launch of aeroexpress train to Minsk Airport suspended
“No one will invest in a project that is not viable.” Work on the launch of the aeroexpress train to Minsk airport has been suspended.
It is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to Zerkalo.io.
The project of the aeroexpress train to the Minsk National Airport has been suspended, the Belarusian authorities have an anti-crisis plan and an intention to agree with Russia on coastal air transportation. This was stated by the head of the Aviation Department of the Ministry of Transport Artem Sikorsky on STV.
— Modernization of the existing air terminal complex continues. If we are talking about aeroexpress, this topic is more about money. No one will invest in a project that is inappropriate. At present, its implementation has been slightly suspended due to these conditions, I mean practical implementation,” said the director of the Department of Aviation.
However, the design of the modernization of the airport complex continues.
The Aeroexpress project was estimated at $150 million. After the launch, the train was supposed to take passengers to the Minsk airport in 30-35 minutes.
The head of the Aviation Department also spoke about plans to negotiate with Russia on coastal air transportation.
— We propose to consider the issue of cabotage, both cargo and passenger. That is, the ability to carry out flights by Belarusian carriers through the territory of the Russian Federation. I repeat once again, both cargo and passenger, – said Sikorsky.
In addition, Minsk and Moscow are working on reducing tariffs for passenger and freight carriers from Belarus. By the end of the year, the parties intend to make decisions on road maps in this matter.
When asked how the Belarusian aviation is coping with the sanctions, Sikorsky said that anti-crisis action plans have been developed in this direction, which are aimed primarily at “preserving the labor collectives as much as possible”.
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