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Russian flights over Croatia grounded as EU shuts down airspace

Written by  Feb 28, 2022

All flights from Russian airlines to Croatia, and indeed the wider region have been suspended following the European Union decision to ban all Russian aircraft over EU skies. The Russian flagship airline, Aeroflot, had been operating flights to Zagreb, as well as Belgrade and Ljubljana, but these flights have now been cancelled.

The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced yesterday that “We are shutting down EU airspace for Russian-owned, Russian-registered or Russian-controlled aircraft.”

This move also affects Russian flights to Croatia by the company Nordwind Airlines, which had operated to Zagreb, as well as to Skopje and Belgrade.

However, it isn’t only commercial airline on scheduled and charter flights that have been grounded, but also flights from private jets, on which Dubrovnik receives plenty during the summer season.

Russia's S7 Airlines, which flew directly to Dubrovnik from Moscow last summer season, said on Facebook it would cancel flights to many of its European destinations until at least 13 March.


The Voice of Dubrovnik


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