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Minsk National Airport

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5/10

"seating in gate areas is limited"

(Netherlands)

Verified Review | First impression of Minsk airport was given by it's exterior grand Brutalist, Soviet-era architecture. Very impressive. Inside the terminal doesn't feel grand and impressive. I was in transit only, so I only saw the arrival gates, transfer area and the airside departure areas. The arrivals area is a bit of a maze and signage not that clear. So be sharp when looking for the transit area after arrivals. The transfer area was old fashioned, with worn fake-leather couches that seem to taken from a landfill. Queuing time at the transfer area was OK (around 5-10 minutes). After boarding card check, passengers process through security, which was a bit of a joke as passengers are not checked at all after passing the walk-through metal detector. The departures area with its shops is a bit of a maze and the gate waiting areas are very small. There is not a lot of choice in shops (what I saw was mostly liquor) or food and beverage outlets. Seating in the gate waiting areas is limited, but on the upper level of the departures area there is sufficient space to take a rest on one of the seats. At the upper level there are also seats on which you can recline, but these seats are quite hard and not very comfortable to take a good nap. There are also sleeping cabins here. Wifi works great, login via SMS. Terminal and toilets are clean, especially at the upper level where not a lot of people go. The terminal it not really fit for PRM passengers as there are a lot of stairs but not escalators and just a few lifts. They did install stairlifts at the gates, a rather silly solution in my opinion but is works. This airport is fine, when you have a short transfer. In case of a long transfer it can be boring and F&B options are very limited.
Experience At AirportTransit
Date VisitDecember 2016
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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8/10

"airport is easy to get around"

(Serbia)

Minsk Airport was recently renovated and even though the layout may be outdated it looks brand new. The airport is easy to get around and there are plenty of signs and directions for the passengers. I did not experience any queues at all, neither at check-in nor with the security and passport control, it was all very quick and professional. The terminal is extremely clean just like the city is, which is almost surreal at times given that it is the place where thousands of people pass through every single day. Food and shopping options seem standard for the airport of this size, there is a duty-free shop, a souvenir shop, fast food restaurant and a few cafeterias. The only problem is that I haven't seen any money exchange offices. Airport staff are very professional and efficient. When it comes to wi-fi there is a 15 minute free connection, however one can buy a very cheap wi-fi service for several days which also works in the city. The main downside of the airport is the fact that it is so far away from the city and that there are no low cost options.
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitOctober 2016
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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7/10

"terminal is very clean"

(United Kingdom)

We flew from Minsk to London on 3 Jan 2016. MSQ has been refurbished following the hockey world cup one year ago (ish). Check in area is bright and efficient. There is even a nice play area for children. Signage is generally clear and in two languages. The terminal is very clean. Arrival was also smooth and passport control was quick. Security was reasonably fast as it was passport control. Gates (as the lounge at the upper floor) have not been renovated, thus still look a bit obsolete. there are few shops (with prices in Euros) and few bars for the last cuppa before flying off. there are not many seats by the gate, meaning that it might be difficult to find a seat if two flights are departing simultaneously from two adjacent gates. Overall a good airport.
Experience At AirportDeparture Only
Date VisitJanuary 2016
Type Of TravellerFamily Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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