UAE India Flight Ticket Rise: Big Increase In Ticket Prices

UAE India Flight Ticket Rise: Big Increase In Ticket Prices
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Abu Dhabi: The UAE-India flight fare hike has come as a nightmare for expats. The practice of increasing rates during peak hours has not changed this time either. The airlines came out in the dark in the hope that fares would come down if Covid changed control and started regular airline services. Air fares from the UAE to India have tripled during the festive season. So, after a gap of two years, the expatriate Malayalee who booked a flight ticket to celebrate Eid in the country is in distress. There are also those who refuse to travel for 10 days due to the high ticket prices at rocket speeds.

Ticket Prices

The average one-way ticket price from Dubai to Kochi is 450 dirhams (Rs. 7729), which has risen to 1550 dirhams (Rs. 32227) on the 30th of this month, just before the festival. If a person wants to go home and return within a week, he has to pay at least 2500 dirhams (52000). Travel at this rate only if you have booked a seat on different airlines for your arrival and departure. If you are on the same airline sometimes the rates are even higher.
May 2 is likely to be a feast. A family of four must pay at least 9,500 dirhams (about Rs 2 lakh) to return home for a week to take advantage of the festive holiday. Even if you pay this much, you will not get a seat on direct flights. Connection flights are available via hourly routes to other countries. If you get a seat directly on the plane, you will have to pay five times as much.

Post Covid Situations

In Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram and Kannur sectors, ticket prices fluctuate slightly depending on the congestion. Many who had postponed their travels after Covid had started returning home following the travel concessions. With this, the air ticket price has also been increased. At the same time, although the increase will not compensate for the losses incurred by airlines over the past two years, the airlines are relieved to be able to offset operating costs in the face of rising fuel prices.

Today the average fare charged by various airlines from Dubai to Kochi (one way). The fare (in rupees) in brackets on April 30, when more people will be traveling home to celebrate the festival. Air India Express 11864 (32227) Dirham), Air Arabia 7729 (40143), Air India 7729 (40143), Indigo 9412 (37172), SpiceJet 9213 (38066), Flydubai 10348 (31541). If the trip is from Abu Dhabi, you have to pay an extra Rs 1500-2000.

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