Fire prices for air tickets to the Gulf; Expatriates seeking government intervention

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newsteamz_Fire prices for air tickets to the Gulf; Expatriates seeking government intervention
  • Expatriates suffocate: Airlines not reducing airfares to the Gulf.

  • The fare from Kochi to Kuwait is over Rs 1.5 lakh.

  • In the meantime, there are rumors that travel agencies are taking advantage of the situation to book tickets en masse and sell them on the black market.

Expatriates suffocate: Airlines not reducing airfares to the Gulf. The fare from Kochi to Kuwait is over Rs 1.5 lakh. In the meantime, there are rumors that travel agencies are taking advantage of the situation to book tickets en masse and sell them on the black market.

Weeks after the resumption of flights to the Gulf countries, the reality is that there are no discounts on ticket prices.

The fare from Kuwait to Kochi is around half a lakh. Expatriates have to pay Rs 35,000 to go to Saudi Arabia and over Rs 50,000 to go to Bahrain. Until two days ago, the fare to Kuwait was over Rs 3 lakh. With this, the journey of the expatriates back home to the crisis in Kovil was in crisis.

At the same time, despite the steep rise in prices, tickets have already sold out. It is alleged that the travel agencies booked tickets en masse taking the opportunity.

There are allegations that agencies are selling tickets on the black market at higher prices. At this juncture, the expatriates are urging the Central and State Governments to take immediate action to control rates.

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