UAE flights: India, Pakistan airfares could double during peak summer holidays in July, August.
08 June 2022, 12:00 AM
31 July 2022, 12:00 AM
Airfares to the Indian subcontinent are expected to double in July and August as demand for outbound travel will peak when many families travel to their home countries during the summer vacations.
The decline in new coronavirus cases and relaxation in travel restrictions have substantially improved travellers’ confidence (check all Covid requirements below). Many budget-conscious expatriate families in the UAE have not travelled to their home countries in the past two years, fearing Covid-driven travel restrictions could be imposed again.
In June, airfares to India are around Dh1,500 to Dh1,600, depending on the destination.
The travel industry executives noted that fares to popular Indian cities could reach up to Dh3,000 during the peak days soon after the summer school holidays begin in the UAE.
Avinash Adnani, managing director of Pluto Travels said, “Flights to home countries are expensive while flying to Europe and US is a challenge. Airfares to popular destinations to India, Pakistan and other Indian subcontinent countries will see a sharp increase in the coming weeks as expat families will increasingly fly to their home countries,”
Avinash Adnani said this is the first summer vacation after two years that all the Covid-19 related visa restrictions have been relaxed with no need for PCR tests, quarantine and prior approval from the GDRFA or ICA.
“Airfares to India are in the range of Dh2,000 to Dh2,200 for July and likely to touch or surpass Dh3,000 during peak days in July and August. There is be a heavy demand during Eid Al Adha in July,” added Adnani.