In a letter to Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, the Rajya Sabha representative from Kerala for the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) expressed concern about the unprecedented increase in air fares from the Gulf Countries to India.
In a letter to the Civil Aviation Minister, CPI-M MP V Sivadasan wrote, "foreseeing the upcoming surge of passengers, as the Gulf countries are getting into summer vacation and the festive occasion of Bakrid (Eid al-Adha), the Airlines have made a hefty increase in the flight charges from Gulf countries to India. This unprecedented hike in fares is putting a heavy toll on the life savings of Indian workers in the Gulf countries”.
"Taking into account the immense financial stress imposed by Covid and economic slowdown, I request your kind intervention into the matter so that the Indian diaspora, waiting to come to their homeland, is not fleeced by the flight companies. Expecting your kind intervention and urgent action."