After the partial mobilization announced in Russia, due to the intense demand of the citizens of the country to cities such as Antalya, Istanbul, Izmir, Dubai, Tashkent, Baku, Tbilisi, Yerevan and Astana, there was an increase in air ticket prices more than 10 times. It was stated that the last seat of the plane, which will depart from Moscow Domodedovo Airport to Antalya today, was sold for 650 thousand 859 rubles, approximately 11 thousand dollars.
According to the ‘military partial mobilization’ announcement announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin and published by presidential decree the previous day, it was noted that around 300,000 reserve soldiers will be called in Russia. After the decision, there was a great demand for cities open to flight from Russia, especially Moscow. Antalya, which is the city most preferred by Russian citizens in tourism, is also one of the cities where they prefer the most settled life abroad.
As of Wednesday, tickets for flights from Moscow and other Russian cities to Antalya sold out quickly. The increase in ticket prices, which started as of Wednesday, reached serious dimensions. It was stated that the last ticket on the plane that will go from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport to Antalya today was sold for 650 thousand 859 rubles, about 11 thousand dollars. It was noted that ticket prices for flights on Saturday reached 500 thousand rubles.
In addition to Antalya, which is the first preferred city for the Russians to go abroad, there are cities such as Dubai, Baku, Tbilisi, Tashkent, Astana and Yerevan in Turkey besides Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir. Many of the airline companies also request documents from the military registration and registration office for male passengers between the ages of 18 and 65, as required by the partial mobilization announcement.
On the other hand, officials of the tour operator company operating between Antalya and Russia, stating that there are no cancellations for reservations made for touristic travel, announced that they continue to receive reservations from Russia for October or winter. Stating that the situation may become clearer within a week, the authorities stated that there may be cancellations for persons aged between 18 and 65 who are within the scope of reserve soldiers.
Tour packages from Russia to Antalya usually consist of 7-14 days. (DHA)
Source From: Sozcu