Sunday, June 25, 2017

Kerala asks Centre to cap airfares to Gulf

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government today asked the Centre to put a cap on airfares to Gulf cities to prevent the 'unjustified' hike of fares by airlines during the festival and summer vacation seasons.
The state also wanted the Centre to introduce more Air India Express flights and persuade private airlines to operate additional flights to the Gulf region under the open sky policy.
In a letter to civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapati Raju, chief minister Pinarayi sought the Centre's intervention to control airfares.
The Chief Minister pointed out that airlines had hiked the fares five to six times for destinations in West Asia to the state, causing hardship to ordinary workers who planned to visit home town during the Ramzan festival.
24/06/17 PTI/Times of India