Thursday, August 23, 2018

Air fares leave returning UAE-based Keralites enraged

The Keralite expats on summer vacation in their state, who have faced the worst-ever flood of the century, has another nightmare now. Finding a ticket to return to their workplace in the UAE.

Exorbitant prices of air tickets from Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram and the nearby airport of Mangalore (Karnataka), to the UAE have enraged expats, who are trying to find their way back to the UAE. One-way tickets are coming at Dh2,000 and above, many of the expats pointed out.

"A one-way ticket from Kozhikode to Dubai on SpiceJet on August 28 is priced at Dh2,223. People have lost so much; we have faced such a massive natural calamity.

The least airlines can do is not to increase prices in this manner. SpiceJet is a budget airline - the prices are too high," said an upset Naveen Mangad, a Sharjah resident living in Kannur, Kerala. "We have been devastated by floods. How are we supposed to pay so high prices!" he asked.
23/08/18 Dhanusha Gokulan/Khaleej Times
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