Abu Dhabi: Ordinary expatriates unable to return home as airlines compete to raise fares. Seats are not available on direct flights. Connection flights cost six times as much. Many who were worried about not being able to go home due to Covid are worried that they will not be able to go home to celebrate Eid.
There are no seats on direct flights from UAE to Kerala. Limited seats are available on some foreign airlines but you have to pay six times the amount. Even if the connection goes by air via other countries – you will have to pay almost the same rate.
With the announcement of a nine-day holiday for the festival in the UAE, many people lost their hands after booking tickets to go home. Last week’s increase was up to five times. The travel agents replied that those who approached for a ticket yesterday could sign a one-way ticket if they had to pay 2550 dirhams (Rs. 53126). Ten days ago he received 350 dirhams (Rs. 7291). The average fare for a connecting flight to Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai and Colombo is AED 2100 (Rs. 43751).