Tickets to Israel from Russia currently cost from 6.3 thousand US dollars.
The cost of air tickets for the upcoming dates in the visa-free period for citizens of Russia has increased tenfold after the aggressor country mobilization was announced.
It is reported Russian mass media with a link to the TourDom portal and the Biletix company.
In particular, the cost of a flight to Tel Aviv (Israel) starts from 378 thousand rubles (about 6.3 thousand US dollars), to Dubai (UAE) – from 373 thousand rubles (about 6.2 thousand US dollars), to Astana (Kazakhstan ) – from 134 thousand rubles (about 2.24 thousand US dollars).
At the same time, according to the service, the price for tickets to Istanbul (Turkey) for the next dates has increased to 100 thousand rubles (about 1.68 thousand US dollars), to Baku (Azerbaijan) – to 115 thousand rubles (about 1.92 thousand US dollars ).
The cheapest flights to Yerevan (Armenia) will cost 65 thousand rubles (about 1.1 thousand US dollars) and Tashkent (Uzbekistan) – 60 thousand rubles (about 1 thousand US dollars).
The representative of the company explained that the analysis took into account the prices of both direct flights and connecting flights. “The cost of the flight has increased approximately tenfold,” Biletix added.
How long the period of high prices and hype will last is still unclear. Experts believe that lower tariffs should be expected only in the second half of October. “We saw similar hyped demand for air tickets in February-March this year,” the service expert added.
Putin announced mobilization in Russia: what is known
We will remind, on September 21, 2022, the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization in Russia.
According to official statements, as part of this wave of mobilization, the Kremlin is going to call up 300,000 Russians to participate in the war in Ukraine. However, the mass media claim that the classified clause of Putin’s decree refers to the recruitment of a million people.
Already within an hour after the announcement of the mobilization of the Russians sold out all tickets for flights on September 21 to Istanbul, Yerevan and Tbilisi. Meanwhile, huge traffic jams have formed on Russia’s land borders with neighboring countries – Russians began to leave the country en masse.