MP urges Centre to address airfare hike

Attingal MP A.Sampath has written to Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu seeking his intervention to reverse the steep hike in air fare from Gulf countries to Kerala and other destinations in India.

In a letter to the Minister, he said most carriers had increased the fare in the Gulf- Kerala sector, affecting millions of expatriate Malayalis. Many airlines were forcing customers to opt for the expensive executive class tickets even when economy class seats were vacant, he alleged.

Mr.Sampath urged the Minister to convene a meeting of representatives of carriers and prevail upon them to drop the recent hike in fares.

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