Someone is trying to set up a helicopter service so that rich people can avoid Moscow's congested traffic system. $500 a ride!
Imagine a "city" just for rich people, with no roads going in or out, to keep the riff-raff out the only access would be by air (thinking helicopter, but plane is fine, too). What would they care if gas is $50/gallon? It wouldn't keep them at home.
And, since it is inevitable that Masters of Earth who are incredibly unaware of the situations of everyone else are going to be high-handed monters, imagine the peasants, pouring over hills and through the woods, to burn down their houses, and unfortunately likely also to kill them.
During the Great Depression, rich people moved hours outside of NYC to avoid the poor. They moved "several hours" based on then existing transportation levels. Today's "several hours" could be more than 1000 miles away.