For the first time ever the National Airport Minsk handled passenger traffic of over half a million in less than a month. The record-high numbers at Belarus's central airport were reported in July. In general, since the beginning of the year, almost two and a half million people have used the airport's services. The day before, the national air carrier Belavia set its own record, transporting 15.5 thousand passengers in 24 hours. The newly introduced 30-day visa waiver program is expected to result in new achievements.