Airfare gets dearer as number of passengers from Kerala to Dubai increases
Dubai: As the number of passengers from various airports in Kerala to Dubai increased, the airfare also skyrocketed. After the travel ban was lifted, hundreds of people are arriving at the airports in Kerala every day. The average flight ticket rate is Rs 20,000.
Though the rate declined in the beginning of September, it increased again, the travel agencies said. It is learnt that the mass arrival of expats and the Dubai Expo which is set to commence from October 1 resulted in the price hike. Currently, the average airfare from Dubai to Kerala is around 300-400 Dirhams.
The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) informed that over 25 lakh passengers arrived in the country in August. 45,953 flights operated services. The number of passengers who arrived in UAE in 2020 August was only 8,14,000.
UAE plans to become the prime destination of passengers for the next 6 months as Dubai is hosting the Expo. The hotel industry also has become active ahead of this. The country also implemented strict measures to contain Covid to make it a safe destination.