Gomel airport was a hub of a regional air company "Gomelavia", which ceased operations on 22 February 2011 due to bankruptcy. "Gomelavia" had been servicing flights to Minsk, Moscow, Grodno and Kaliningrad. From 25 July 2011 the flag carrier of Belarus, Belavia, will start servicing flights from Gomel to Kaliningrad once again.
Besides Belarusian air companies, Latvian flag carrier "airBaltic" serviced flights between Gomel and Riga in 2006, but this destination is now defunct.
Gomel airport is now mainly used for charter flights to Italy, Belgium, Spain and some other Western European countries, those flights are organised by Western European organisations that take children from Gomel and its region to the West Europe with an eye to tourism.
Suburban bus route "Airport – Gomel" goes only once a day, buses go to the city's bus station and make a few stops in the city – near the St. Trinity temple, the university and at the Uprising (Vosstaniya) square.