Belavia took delivery of one E175 from a 2017 contract, ahead of two E195s delivering in May and June 2018. All the aircraft to feature the new livery.

Financing was provided from the state, as well as from Brazil development bank, BNDES.

The E175 will help replace the CRJ200 fleet, which is almost phased out.

The aircraft will be placed on direct flights from Belarus to Rostov-on-Don and Kazan.