Wamos Air brings cruise ship evacuees to Belgrade

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Some of the passengers on board the Grand Princess cruise ship which had been kept offshore Oakland as a precaution to prevent the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19 have been evacuated from San Francisco on a special nonstop Wamos Air flight to Belgrade. The Boeing 747-400 landed in the Serbian capital yesterday with 310 passengers on board. Among the cruise ship voyagers and crew were Serbian nationals as well. Passengers from other European countries have since been transferred either on special or scheduled flights from Belgrade. Wamos Air continued its journey to Madrid, while Spanish airline Flightline organised special flights from Belgrade to Lisbon and Chalons Sur Marnein in France to repatriate passengers.



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  1. Anonymous15:04

    Why did they choose Belgrade?

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    1. Anonymous15:39

      34 staff members of the cruise ship were from Serbia

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  2. Anonymous15:16

    I was at the airport yesterday at witnessed the exact moment when it landed. I was quite surprised to see it. They parked it at the de-icing platform.

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    1. Anonymous15:52

      I could not find that flight in flightradar. Do you know the registration of the plane?

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    2. Anonymous15:53

      https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ec-mrm

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  3. Anonymous15:25

    I am surprised the flew from San Francisco to Belgrade and then going back to Madrid.

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    1. Anonymous17:02

      It's probably how the landing slots were best arranged, it's not a train, it can fly back and forth.

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    2. Anonymous17:14

      Wamos is based in MAD, so aircraft would eventually likely end up there anyway. A stop in MAD would mean an extra sector and extra costs (terminal charges, fuel, etc.).

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  4. Anonymous17:26

    There was also a transfer flight BEG-KBP with about 30 Ukraine nationals.

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  5. Anonymous20:52

    Wamos I think comes from the Spanish word "vamos", which means lets go.

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  6. Anonymous07:42

    Looked like a nice text book landing of the big bird.

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