Roko Tolić, the CEO of Dubrovnik Airport, confirmed the reports. Aeroflot’s decision has caught Dubrovnik Airport officials off guard and has left little room for negotiations as the company has not specified the reason behind the cancellation. "Dubrovnik’s tourism, travel agencies and hotel owners had great expectations from these flights", Tolić said. According to Tolić, Aeroflot will operate flights to Tivat this summer and he believes that Dubrovnik had offered Aeroflot better terms than its close rival. According to the local “Dubrovački Vjesnik”, the service is being cancelled due to rocky political relations between the two countries. However, Aeroflot will continue its summer flights from Moscow to Split which will operate on a daily basis.
The “Jutarnji List” reports that Transaero from Russia is considering introducing scheduled seasonal flights from Moscow to Dubrovnik.