The Russians are looking for ways to leave the country fearing that the authorities plan to close the borders to men of draft age.
Passengers mainly go to Armenia, Turkey and Azerbaijan, which allow Russians to enter visa-free. Rich Russians pay from 20,000. up to 25 thousand pounds for a seat in a private plane (at the current rate of pound, it is from about 110 to over 130 thousand PLN). On the other hand, the price of renting a jet with eight seats ranges from PLN 80,000. up to 140 thousand pounds (about 430-750 thousand. PLN) and is much higher than normal – writes “The Guardian”.
“The situation is absolutely crazy right now,” said Yevgeny Bikov, director of Your Charter, quoted by the British daily. “We received 50 applications a day; now it’s around 5,000.”
He added that his company has started charter larger commercial planes to meet demand and cut prices, but it is unable to find enough seats for all comers. He also said the cheapest seat in a chartered commercial plane to Yerevan costs about 200 thousand. rubles (3 thousand. Pounds; approx. 16 thousand. PLN).
FlightWay, which offers private jet flights, is seeing an increase in one-way flight requests to Armenia, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Dubai, and demand has increased 50-fold, writes The Guardian.
But The availability of jets for hire has been severely restricted after the West imposed sanctions on Russiathat banned the leasing or insurance of aircraft for use in Russia.
Private jets are used not only by very wealthy Russians. Some companies rent planes to help their workers escape mobilization. According to the Russian daily Kommersant, one Moscow video game design company chartered the entire flight to take workers out of the country.
Mobilization in Russia. Russians are afraid of closing the borders
After the Kremlin’s decision, Fr. the announcement of partial mobilization on the Russians There are traffic jams at border crossings and most one-way tickets are sold out in the coming days.
Fears are spreading in Russia that the Kremlin plans to close its borders this week. The first airport will already block men’s departures from the country. The authorities of the Tyumen airport in Western Siberia have confirmed that they have received lists of people subject to mobilization from military commands and that these people will not be able to fly abroad, the regional news portal 72.ru reported on Monday.