The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has advocated the resumption of its normal flight services with India. The UAE said on Wednesday that such steps would help in overcoming the rising cost of travel and address the difficulties faced by travellers. UAE Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna also said that the two countries are moving towards consolidating a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement by the first half of next year.
Only 30 percent passengers compared to normal days
Albanna said it is an economic organization with a focus on trade. He supported the resumption of normal air services between India and the United Arab Emirates. Albanna said that the current number of passengers under the ‘air bubble’ system is only 30 percent of the normal days. He said that normalization of air services will help in reducing the rising prices of tickets.
skyrocketing ticket prices
Asked about India’s concerns over rising crude oil prices, he said the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other exporting countries were responsible for controlling the rise in prices. Due to the fear of the third wave of corona virus, India has not yet fully resumed international commercial flights, due to which the prices are touching the sky. The fare from UAE to India on Diwali was around Dh5,000. The average fare from UAE to India in August was around Dh450 which has more than doubled in recent weeks.