After Putin’s announcement, flights from Russia sold out, ticket prices hit record highs

After Putin’s announcement, flights from Russia sold out, ticket prices hit record highs
After Putin’s announcement, flights from Russia sold out, ticket prices hit record highs

Tickets on flights from Russia quickly sold out after President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the partial mobilization of 300,000 reservists, reports Reuters. Ticket prices for a one-way flight from Moscow to Belgrade, judging by the websites where you can book and buy tickets, are reaching record prices.

According to the website travel.mediaalpha, for September 22, the price of a one-way ticket on the route Moscow – Belgrade costs $3,323, while for a day later, September 23, prices range from $1,600 to $5,600, depending on the class and number of transfers. When it comes to other dates, the best price is currently $1,600.

Most of the Air Serbia flights between Moscow and Belgrade are sold out. According to the data on this company’s website, the first free dates are September 25 and 26, and then October 9. Prices for return flights range from 160 and 230 thousand dinars. Attempts to inquire by phone were unsuccessful as all operators were busy.

In a conversation with people from the agency Flytime, which deals with the sale of airline tickets, according to their database, the first available seat is September 29, the carrier is Air Serbia, and the price is 75,000 dinars.

As they state, you can fly directly from Moscow to Belgrade with Air Serbia, Turkish airlines with a stopover in Istanbul and Fly Dubai with a stopover in Dubai.

Google Trends data shows a spike in searches for Aviasales, Russia’s most popular airline ticketing site.

Direct flights from Moscow to Istanbul, Turkey, and Yerevan, Armenia, both visa-free destinations for Russians, were sold out on Wednesday, according to Aviasales, and some connecting flights, including those from Moscow to Tbilisi, were also unavailable.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov refused to answer reporters’ questions about the possible closing of Russia’s borders to prevent the escape of military-aged persons after the announcement of a partial mobilization for the needs of the war in Ukraine.

He said that the Russian government will “very soon” announce which categories of citizens will be exempted from the mobilization of reservists with military experience to serve in Ukraine.


The article is in Serbian

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