India-UAE travel: Airfares set to rise as expats return from vacations

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  • Date: 06-Aug-2022
  • Source: Khaleej Times
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  • Country: UAE
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India-UAE travel: Airfares set to rise as expats return from vacations

Travel agents are reporting a steep rise in demand

Published: Sat 6 Aug 2022, 12:03 AM Last updated: Sat 6 Aug 2022, 12:05 AM

Airfares from various cities in India to the UAE are expected to rise upwards of 45 to 50 per cent this month as expatriates return home after the summer vacations.

Travel agents are reporting a steep rise in demand for air tickets from South Indian sectors such as Kochi, Kozhikode, Chennai and Bengaluru. Travel agents said that the demand for tickets from Mumbai and Delhi to the UAE is also rising.

As business travel is also set to resume after the summer holidays, demand and ticket prices will rise dramatically after August 15, they added.

Raheesh Babu, group chief operating officer of online travel platform Musafir.com, explained: “The prices of one-way tickets from various sectors across India into the UAE will witness an increase of 45 to 50 per cent after August 15.”

“One-way ticket prices from the Kerala sector destinations and Mumbai is averaging at Dh1,200 before August 15. However, prices are skyrocketing between August 15 and 30. They are averaging at between Dh1,300 and Dh1,900.”

Babu added that while the traffic tends to historically peak during this time of the year,