Dubai: Domestic summer fares to the Gulf have nearly quadrupled since the beginning of the holiday season. Thiruvananthapuram is not served by some airlines. For most of the week, tickets are not available. For one-way tickets, prices range from Rs 45,000 to Rs 65,000.
If a person is returning to India this week by flying with Etihad from Abu Dhabi, and then returning in August, they will have to pay more than Rs 1.5 million. Direct flights are not possible, despite the higher fares. To fly home with connection flights, a four-member family would need to pay Rs 3.5 lakh. To travel tomorrow from Dubai to Kochi and back on August 28, the four-member family will need to pay Rs 2.5 lakh for Indigo.
The new Go First service, which costs Rs 3.39 lakh from Abu Dhabi to Kochi, does not offer a direct flight. It is on a connecting flight through Mumbai. For an economy-class ticket, the cost of the ticket is 3.35 lakhs for Air India Express, 3.35 lakhs for Spice Jet, 3.7 million on Han Air, and 3.8 lakhs for Air Arabia. The lowest fare for Emirates Airline is Rs. 4.7 lakh. This may continue until mid-July.
Summer Fares to other Gulf countries
Only Rs 29000 for Air India Express to Oman 20,000 for Indigo flight. You can’t even get a ticket for Kochi. Only two airlines fly to Thiruvananthapuram: Air India Express and Salam Air. The rate is therefore higher. Air India Express flights are not available from Bahrain to Thiruvananthapuram. Gulf Air to Kochi or Thiruvananthapuram: 57000
A family of four will need to pay more than 35,000 rupees to fly to Kochi tomorrow (from Kuwait) and then return on August 28. It will cost at least 2.5 million rupees if it’s a direct flight to Kochi or a connecting flight between Kochi and Kuwait.
Direct flights from Riyadh and Kochi have no seats. For a family of four, a 10-hour journey on a connecting plane would cost more than Rs. 4.5 lakh. The fare applies to departure and arrival at different airlines. The fare will be more if it’s the same airline. https://m.facebook.com/newsgulfapp/