Flightradar24 Blog

From Russia with money: business jet departures from Russia

Share this article

As Russia prepared to invade Ukraine in the last week of February, those with the means to do so were preparing to leave Russia. More than 300 private flights left Russia from 24th of February through 27 February and nearly 1000 private flights departed Russia during the month of February. Those flights increased in tempo during the final weeks of the month, reaching a peak on 25 February.

Business jet departures from Russia in February

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February and departures spiked the following day with 60 departures leaving the country.

Total international departures from Russia in February flew to 135 destinations in 52 countries. The greatest number of flights arrived in France (105), Switzerland (104), and the United Kingdom (71). Warm weather destinations like Cyprus and the Maldives were also popular.

By city, ports, financial hubs, and close neighbors top the list of destinations.

Where did they go?

Where did they come from?

The graph below segments international departures from Russia by registration location. Registration location doesn’t necessarily inform who is operating a flight or onboard as various localities have made business jet registration tax advantageous in their jurisdiction.

On The Radar Logo

Get the latest aviation news delivered to you

Get the latest aviation news delivered to you

Flight tracking and aviation industry news direct to your inbox

Aviation news comes quickly, so join more than 600,000 others who receive weekly aviation industry and flight tracking news from Flightradar24 direct to their inbox.

Share this article

Useful flight tracking glossary

View our glossary of terms which you may encounter either on our site or in aviation in general that we hope enriches your flight tracking experience.

About Flightradar24

Flightradar24 is a global flight tracking service that provides you with real-time information about thousands of aircraft around the world.

Don't miss out on the latest Flightradar24 videos!

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to see our latest videos as soon as they’re published!

Latest video
On The Radar Logo
Get weekly updates on Flightradar24 and have the latest aviation news land in your inbox.

How flight tracking works

Flightradar24 combines data from several data sources including ADS-B, MLAT and radar data.
Search the blog
Trending articles
Follow us
Latest AvTalk Podcasts
Related news

Flight tracking top 10 aircraft

Explore the top 10 most tracked aircraft and find out why these particular aircraft draw so much interest.

Help to grow our flight tracking coverage

We are continually looking to improve our flight tracking and the airports below are where new receivers will add the most coverage. Apply for a receiver today and if accepted you’ll receiver a free Flightradar24 Business Subscription.

Free ADS-B Receiver
Flightradar24 logo
Try the full Flightradar24 experience free for 7 days
Remove ads and unlock over 50 additional features
On The Radar Logo

Get the Flightradar24 Aviation newsletter

Flight tracking and aviation industry news direct to your inbox

Aviation news comes quickly, so we want to bring more of the aviation world to you with our weekly Flightradar24 aviation newsletter - On The Radar.

On The Radar Logo