Amidst the race among people to leave the country, officials appeal to citizens to be patient
In the midst of the Ukraine war, Putin has ordered the deployment of three lakh reserve troops.
With the flight being sold out, their fares have also seen an unexpected increase.
Moscow, There has been a huge jump in the prices of flights out of Russia after Putin ordered immediate mobilization. According to the report of the news agency Reuters, after Putin’s address, there was such an apprehension among the people that the youth of the age of enlistment in the army 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 passing of the order, the officials have appealed to the citizens to be patient amid the rush among the people to leave the country. According to the report, Russia’s foreign ministry declined to comment on whether the borders would be closed to those subject to mobilization orders. Let us tell you that in the midst of the Ukraine war, Putin has ordered the deployment of three lakh reserve soldiers in an order. Only people who have already served in the army will be included in these reserve forces.
Ticket sold out, fare increased five times
There is no visa requirement for citizens traveling from Russia to Turkey and Armenia. In such a situation, the tickets of all the airlines going to both the countries have been sold. All Turkish Airlines flights from Moscow to Istanbul were booked or unavailable as of Sunday, according to data from Russia’s most popular flight-booking site Avia Sales. With the flight being sold out, there has been an unexpected increase in their fares as well. Data from Google Flights shows that one-way fares to Turkey have risen to around 70,000 rubles ($1,150) from a little over 22,000 rubles a week ago.
Also some flights with stopovers, including flights from Moscow to Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, are also sold out, while the cost of the cheapest flights to Dubai has risen five times to 300,000 rubles ($5,000) .
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 22, 2022, 10:01 IST