Hefty increase in ticket prices from Gulf countries

Mattannur: NRIs are facing a setback as airlines have massively increased ticket fares from Gulf countries to Kerala. Ticket prices have doubled for flights from Dubai and Sharjah to Kannur. Complaints have been raised against companies for their inhumane approach.

Schools in the UAE close for summer vacations in July. While Bakrid season is also approaching, the companies decided to increase the ticket fares. Tickets that generally charge Rs 20,000 from Dubai and Sharjah to Kannur are over Rs 40,000 by July first week. Travel agency owners stated that every year during this season, airlines usually hike the rates.

Ticket prices to Kannur are usually higher than to other airports in Kerala because of the lack of services. More services have started to the Abu Dhabi and Muscat sectors this month, leading to declining ticket fares. Indigo and Air India are the companies that started new services to Doha, Abu Dhabi and Muscat.

Indigo has also started services to Bangalore, which has high domestic flight traffic.

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