Two flights aboard the Airbus A350 and Boeing 777 took off from Moscow to Mexico in order to repatriate citizens who have been trapped.
This Thursday, two planes took off from Russia, an Aeroflot Airbus A350-900 and an Azur Air Boeing 777-300ER bound for Cancun in order to repatriate Russian citizens who have been trapped by the closure of European airspace; Dozens of Russians will be rescued on flights from Moscow to Mexico.
As we revealed in La Verdad Noticias, after the Russian attacks on Ukraine, various countries prohibited Russia from flying over the airspace, a situation that has affected scheduled flights, leaving Russian citizens trapped in other nations.
In the case of Mexico, the Association of Russian Tour Operators (ATOR) reported through a statement that all flights from Moscow to Cancun, Quintana Roo will be suspended until March 27 .
Last flights from Moscow to Mexico
It will be from March 2 to 5 that the Russian companies Aeroflot and Azur Air will carry out flights to Cancun and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, to repatriate Russian citizens who remain in Mexican and Dominican territory.
The first flight to the Mexican Caribbean took off from Moscow-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) at 09:08 a.m. to Cancun International Airport (CUN). The estimated time of arrival is at 3:54 p.m. While the second flight will arrive at 18:06.
It should be noted that both flights have had to make changes to the route they usually operated due to the airspace veto imposed by Europe and Canada on Russian airlines due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Faced with the closures, the Airbus A350 and the Boeing 777 flew north along the Finnish side to circle the Nordic countries. They then crossed between Iceland and Greenland, then bordered North America and finally landed in the Mexican Caribbean.
How long does a flight from Russia to Mexico take?
The Russian airline Aeroflot resumed direct flights from Mexico to Russia last November 2021 after 7 years. It currently offers three weekly flights departing from the Mexican Caribbean. The distance between Cancun and Moscow is 10023.1 kilometers, so the flight takes an average of 11 hours and 51 minutes.
However, the time of flights from Moscow to Mexico to repatriate Russian citizens trapped in Mexico due to the veto of air spaces was affected by the change in route.