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Travel woes mess up Onam celebrations

17/08/2023 11:02 AM | Click to read full article

Onam is that time of the year when Keralites, wherever they are, try to reach their home state to partake in the celebration. Unfortunately, this is also when travel operators—including airlines and private bus operators—try to squeeze the money out of travellers desperate to get home. The Centre refuses to intervene in the issue of exorbitant airfares. It has not responded favourably to the state’s request for arranging chartered flights from the Gulf, where there is a sizeable population of Malayalee expats.