27% increase in the number of one-way flight tickets issued from Russia
Average departure time in the country reduced from 34 to 22 days
A day after the announcement of mobilization, all flights from Russia to Turkey and Armenia were sold out
Moscow, Flight prices from Russia have seen a huge jump since Putin ordered immediate mobilization. According to the report of the news agency Reuters, after Putin’s address, there was a fear among the people that youth of the age of joining the army would not be allowed out of the country. After this announcement, a large number of youth are fleeing the country. The number of one-way flight tickets issued from Russia rose 27%, according to flight ticketing data from Spain-based ForwardKeys released on Tuesday.
Comparing bookings from September 21 to September 27, the company found that the share of one-way tickets issued increased to 73% in the week of the announcement as compared to 47% in the previous week. Olivier Ponti, Vice President of Insights at ForwardKeys, said: “These numbers are quite remarkable and are related to reports of the timing of a sudden increase in ticket sales. Also, the company said that the average departure time in the country has come down from 34 to 22 days.
Tickets sold out soon after announcement
A day after Putin announced mobilization, all flights from Russia to Turkey and Armenia were sold out. There is no visa requirement for citizens visiting both countries. In such a situation, all the airline tickets of both the countries were sold first. At the same time, along with the sale of flights, there has been an unexpected increase in their fares. Data from Google Flights shows Turkey’s one-way fare has risen from 22,000 rubles a week ago to about 70,000 rubles ($1,150).
First Published: October 04, 2022, 09:10 IST