Minsk National Airport

International airport in Belarus

Minsk National Airport (formerly known as Minsk-2) (IATA: MSQ, ICAO: UMMS) (Belarusian: Нацыянальны аэрапорт Мінск, [natsɨjaˈnalʲnɨ aeraˈport mʲinsk]; Russian: Национальный аэропорт Минск) is the main international airport in Belarus, located 42 km (26 mi) to the east of the capital Minsk, geographically lying in the territory of Smalyavichy District [en].

Minsk National Airport

Национальный аэропорт Минск

Natsional'nyy aeroport Minsk
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Airport typePublic
ServesMinsk, Belarus
Opened1 July 1983[1]
Hub forBelavia
CommanderVyacheslav Khoroneko (head)
Time zoneEEST (UTC+03:00)
Elevation AMSL204 m / 669 ft
Coordinates53°52′57″N 28°01′57″E / 53.88250°N 28.03250°E / 53.88250; 28.03250Coordinates: 53°52′57″N 28°01′57″E / 53.88250°N 28.03250°E / 53.88250; 28.03250
MSQ is located in Belarus
Location of airport in Belarus
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13R/31L 3,641 11,942 Concrete
13L/31R 3,700 12,139 Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Passenger change 2017–2018[2]Increase10.3%
Sources: ACI's 2014 World Airport Traffic Report.

On August 9, 2021, head of the airport Vyacheslav Khoroneko was put in the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List [en] of the USA.[3] He got a punishment as a person who made it possible to land Ryanair Flight 4978 at the airport on May 23, 2021.[4]


  1. UMMS. "Minsk National Airport". airport.by. Archived from the original on 1 August 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  2. "Показатели деятельности предприятия | Национальный аэропорт Минск". airport.by. Archived from the original on 4 July 2019. Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  3. "США расширили санкции в отношении официального Минска. Полный список" (in Russian). zerkalo.io [be]. 2021-08-09. Archived from the original on 2021-08-09. Retrieved 2021-08-10.
  4. "Treasury Holds the Belarusian Regime to Account on Anniversary of Fraudulent Election". United States Department of the Treasury. 2021-08-09. Archived from the original on 2021-08-09. Retrieved 2021-08-10.