School holidays in Gulf
School holidays in Gulf are from the third week of December to the second week of January. At this time, many expatriates come to the country. Airline companies are now operating in a manner that extorts expatriates.
75,000 in economy class from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai if you are coming home on Etihad Airways. This is a ticket that is available below 10000 rupees. A business class ticket worth Rs 50,000 will cost Rs 1,61,213 on New Year’s Day.
The situation is the same for Kozhikode and Kochi airports. You can travel from Kozhikode to Dubai currently on Etihad for Rs 26,417 in economy class but during the Christmas-New Year season it is possible to travel only by paying Rs 50,000. A family of 4 will have to pay more than 2 lakhs for a ticket from Dubai to Nadu.
Air India Express has already increased the fare
Air India Express is the Indian airline that operates most of the services in the Kerala-UAE sector. Air India Express has already increased the fare. If you could have paid 13,500 rupees to reach the country, now you have to pay more than half a lakh. It is wise not to leave any of the 4 airports in Kerala until the season is over
If you have to travel from Dubai to Kerala after 22nd of this month, you will have to pay a big price. If you want to travel on Air India from December 22 to January 8, you have to pay more than Rs. 30,000. Now the rate is Rs 12000. But Sharjah and Abu Dhabi also have high rates.
A chartered flight to nowhere
There have been several discussions about introducing chartered flight services to and from the Gulf during the season, but the state government’s budget announcement has not materialized so far. The permission of the Ministry of Civil Aviation was sought to run a chartered service on Onam. But it got nowhere. The current regulations related to international flight services have been hindered. There is a need for many kinds of discussions on the subject. But the expatriate organizations allege that the authorities are not making quick preparations for it.