Amid a popular race to leave the country, authorities have urged citizens to be patient
In the midst of the Ukrainian war, Putin ordered the deployment of three lakh reserve troops
With the flight being full, there was also an unexpected increase in their fares.
Moscow, There was a huge increase in the price of flights from Russia after Putin ordered an immediate mobilization. According to the Reuters news agency report, after Putin’s speech, there was such apprehension among the population that young people of military age would not be allowed to leave the country. However, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu made it clear that the partial mobilization order would only apply to those who have previously served in the army.
appeal to the people to be patient
After the order was passed, officials called on citizens to be patient with the rush of people to leave the country. According to the report, the Russian Foreign Ministry declined to say whether the borders would be closed to people subject to mobilization orders. Let us tell you that in the midst of the Ukrainian war, Putin ordered the deployment of three lakh reserve soldiers in an order. Only those who have served in the military before will be included in these reserve forces.
Ticket sold out, fare multiplied by five
There is no visa requirement for citizens traveling from Russia to Turkey and Armenia. In such a situation, the tickets of all airlines to the two countries were sold out. All Turkish Airlines flights from Moscow to Istanbul were booked or unavailable on Sunday, according to data from Russia’s most popular flight booking site Avia Sales. With the flight being full, there was also an unexpected increase in their fares. Data from Google Flights shows one-way fares to Turkey have risen to around 70,000 rubles ($1,150) from just over 22,000 rubles a week ago.
Moreover, some one-stop flights, including flights from Moscow to Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, are also sold out, while the cost of the cheapest flights to Dubai has increased fivefold to 300,000 rubles ($5,000).
Tags: International flights, russia ukraine war, Vladimir Poutine
FIRST POST: September 22, 2022, 10:01 a.m. HST