If you want to go from Shahjalal International Airport to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Qatar Airways on March 30, the fare will be 1 lakh 6 thousand 211 rupees. The ticket price on the same route on April 24 in Bangladesh Biman is being shown as 1 lakh 5 thousand 736 rupees.
Bangladesh Biman and Qatar Airways websites offer this one-way ticket price.
Before Corona this rent was 35-45 thousand rupees.
Due to the corona, the flight was closed for a long time.
After the opening of the airspace, the pressure of the passengers suddenly increased.
In particular, there is an average demand of about 6,000 tickets per day from Bangladesh to various countries in the Middle East.
The number of flights of domestic and foreign airlines is much less than the number of passengers. Airlines are ‘cutting throat’ with the opportunity to increase demand for tickets in the Middle East. Since November last year, a large syndicate of dishonest airlines and travel agents has been charging 2-3 times the price of tickets for various flights in the Middle East.
Due to this, Bangladeshi immigrants in the Middle East are in more crisis.
In the last 10 days, the Saudi embassy has issued 1 lakh visas.
The price of air tickets will now be added again with the pressure of so many people going to Saudi Arabia together.
Concerned parties say the situation is unlikely to improve in the next 2-3 months.
As if there is no one to pull the rent rush. The Association of Travel Agents of Bangladesh (ATAB) and the Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (BAIRA) have been demanding a reduction in ticket prices through multiple press conferences.
Atab’s vice president Mohammad Abul Kashem said the airlines were being persecuted.
Everyone is taking advantage of the increased demand for tickets.
As it is not under the purview of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Bangladesh has not been able to take action even though some other airlines like Fly Dubai and Air India have expressed anarchy over fares.
The pressure of those who got one lakh visas to go to Saudi will also have to be handled now.
Former Secretary General of Baira Shamim Ahmed Chowdhury Noman said, why our workers go abroad at 3-4 times the cost of the neighboring countries.
Can’t find the answer.
Workers’ hard-earned remittances are eating away at airlines.
This is having a negative impact on immigration.
If this situation continues, the flow of workers to the Middle East will decrease.
We have to save the poor people.
How many people want to go to Saudi Arabia at a cost of one and a half lakh rupees.
But the airfare was supposed to be around 30 thousand rupees.
We need to sit down with the airlines now to control the situation.
We want ‘Labor Fair’ for them.