Review: Best Airline Lounge At Minsk National Airport, Belarus


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Minsk National Airport is the main international airport in Belarus and we review the best Priority Pass and non-Priority Pass airline lounges. This airport is located 42 km to the east of the capital Minsk. The Minsk National Airport terminal includes 6 gates: 1-2 are mainly used for the Customs Union destinations flights, 3-6 are used for the departure of passengers to other states.

There are catering zones, recreation areas, and toilets as well as duty-free shops. If you don’t have lounge access there are a number of cafes and restaurants at the airport. These include “Lainer” is a restaurant where you can taste the Belarusian national cuisine cooked by professional chefs. “Polet” Spotting-Bar where you can enjoy not only the view of the runway but also the best sorts of Belarusian beer. The bar “Aero” visitors are offered a choice of sandwiches, snacks, hot and cold drinks, ice cream. Finally, The bar “Swan” range includes a large selection of fresh juices, tea, coffee, soft drinks, and ice cream. Snacks are available in the form of salads and sandwiches, a variety of pastries and desserts.

If you are flying Business Class, you can use the Internationale VIP-lounge at Minsk National Airport free. This lounge is equipped with comfortable individual recreation areas, a bar, toilet facilities, telephone and fax, the Internet.

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Free Airport Lounge Access

If you have not paid for Business Class or First Class, you can still access lounges at Sao Paulo airport for a fee or for free if you have a Priority Pass. Get an unlimited Priority Pass with the Amex Platinum card, or you can also access most Priority Pass lounges for free using the free American Express Gold with its two free Lounge Club passes. To get extra referral points and advice on these free-lounge-access cards and more, have a read of our best credit cards for luxury travel.

Regardless of what class you fly, there are two lounges at the airport that you can enter by paying at the door, or via a lounge pass or Priority Pass.

1. International Lounge

The International Lounge is the best lounge at the airport and is located in the International Terminal, Airside. It is open 24 hours a day with showers and sleep boxes and is a Priority Pass lounge. The design is very “Minsk” with black marble floors, dated white leather seating, patches of grass green carpet, and a green wall. There are massage chairs and loungers laid out on fake grass.

I have never seen a lounge-like this before… It lacks any particular style and seems to contain unusual furnishings placed fairly randomly, but it has plenty of space odd and is a pleasant place to spend time.

The buffet showcases local dishes, breakfast included sausages, meats and veggies, soup, and cereals. Much like the rest of this lounge, the food is pleasant but not fabulous. There is also free coffee, soft drinks and water, and a limited number of alcoholic drinks (beer, etc). While this lounge is worth taking advantage of if you have a Priority Pass as it is better than no lounge, I would not pay a fee to use this lounge, I would instead grab a bite at one of the airport restaurants or bars.

2. Domestic Lounge

The Domestic Lounge is located in the Domestic Terminal, Airside. It is open 24 hours. Showers and sleep boxes are available for an extra fee. We have not reviewed this lounge.

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