Airfares surge as Russians flee country

Airfares out of Russia have skyrocketed as Russians flee conscription to the Ukraine frontline

Overseas flights have sold out in record time while remaining seats are on sale for the equivalent of several thousand dollars on some routes.

The mass exodus of adult Russian males comes after Vladimir Putin announced the mobilisation of army reservists. Russia’s defence minister said up to 300,000 men could be called up.

However, options to escape conscription are shrinking.

Social media posts suggest airlines hav now e been forced to stop selling tickets to adult males.

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