Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Passengers from Maharashtra prefer booking international flight from Surat

Surat: Surat airport has become a preferred destination for people from Maharashtra for travelling to Sharjah because of its cheap airfare compared to Mumbai.
Sources said recently a group of 10 people from Mumbai booked their tickets from Surat to Sharjah considering low airfare offered by Air India Express. While round-trip from Mumbai to Sharjah costs anything between Rs30,000 and Rs35,000, the same is available for about Rs16,500 from Surat.

An airport officer said, “International flights from Surat will always have cheaper airfare compared to Mumbai. Not only this, many travellers from Vadodara and Ahmedabad also prefer travelling to Hyderabad and Varanasi from Surat.”

Sanjay Patel, owner of a tours and travel company, said, “We get inquiries from travellers from across the state and Maharashtra about airfares from Surat. Since the launch of Surat-Sharjah operations, we have booked more than 50 tickets of outstation passengers. Commencement of more international flights from here could take away some business from Mumbai. Surat is fast emerging as the preferred destination for air travellers in western India.”
09/04/19 Times of India

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