While hundreds of demonstrators courageously protested against Vladimir Putin and for the rescue of Ukraine on Vienna’s Mariahilfer Strasse, nothing has changed for the Russians flying to Vienna: their flight SU2352 is still listed as “on schedule” by Vienna Airport, the landing is scheduled at take place at 5 p.m.
The fact that there are many Russian tourists on board is more likely to be doubted for current reasons – the units of the customs guard and financial police should be more careful when exiting the airport: After all, it could be possible that one or the other valuable piece of luggage in the West is to be brought to safety.
The fact that the Aeroflot Boeing 737-800 is still allowed to land in Vienna is irritating for many Austrians: the rather strange interpretation of the sanctions is already being discussed on Twitter. However: There is no list on the web of the measures the Austrian federal government has taken to punish Russia…
Questions could also arise as to why the acting transport minister, Leonore Gewessler (Greens), did not immediately order a landing and overflight ban for all Russian aircraft. And: Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic and Estonia have already closed their airspace to Russian aircraft.
The eXXpress will continue to report on whether the Aeroflot plane was actually allowed to land in Vienna-Schwechat at 5:00 p.m.