Convoy of Russian VIP jets leaves Moscow and flies east

March 18, 2022
IL-96 Credit: Wikimedia Commons

A convoy of Russian VIP aircraft has flown out of Moscow and headed east to a variety of cities across the country.

First noticed by Manu Gómez (@GDarkconrad) and reported and verified by Aerotime Hub the convoy was captured on Flightradar below.

The aircraft were;

-RuAF Tupolev Tu-204-300 RSD3

-RuAF Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B RSD71

-RuAF A319-115CJ RSD72

-RuAF An-148-100E RSD73

-RuAF Ilyushin Il-96-300PU

RSD74 -RuAF Tupolev Tu-214PU

RSD78 -RuAF Tupolev Tu-214SR

RSD79 -RuAF SuperJet 100-95B RSD80

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The VIP transport aircraft belonging to the Russian Special Flight Detachment “Rossiya” took off from Moscow Vnukovo Airport (VKO) in the early hours of March 17, 2022.

According to AeroTime at least 10 of these aircraft were observed taking off from VKO starting at 8:48 AM MSK (5:48 GMT) and heading Eastwards on various flight paths.

The aircraft landed in various Russian cities such as Novosibirsk, Omsk, Surgut, Tyumen, and Ufa.

The nature of the flights is unknown.

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