LONDON – Despite other countries putting a stop to flights in Russia, Air Serbia continues to operate flights into its capital of Moscow.
Air Serbia is state-owned at present, with the Serbian Government refusing to join EU sanctions on such flights into Russia.
This has meant Air Serbia and Air Pink have been able to exploit such a demand need for flights back into Russia, as those stranded in Europe try to make safe passage back.
There have been calls from the European community for Belgrade to ban such flights, including from those in the Council for Strategic Policy in Belgrade as reported by RFE/RL:
“We should be very careful about the transportation of oligarchs, businessmen, and politicians who may be from the narrow circle of the governing structure in Moscow”.
According to data from RadarBox.com, the last flight between Belgrade and Moscow was yesterday under JU652 operated by its Airbus A330 aircraft.
Since February 22, the airline has operated four flights to the Russian capital, with the next flight due to take place tomorrow at 1350 local time.
The airline operates flights to Moscow on an eight times per week basis.
Air Serbia also operates a once-weekly service to St. Petersburg, with the last flight occurring on February 26. Based on current schedules, the next flight for this would be on March 5.
It is unclear how long these flights will continue, but as long as Belgrade doesn’t join Europe on such sanctions, Air Serbia will continue to thrive.
This is a developing story.