✅ 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.