High prices of flight tickets to Mangaluru - Native NRIs prefer to land at Kannur airport


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Aug 8: The prices of flight tickets between Mangaluru and gulf countries are increasing steeply. This is causing a huge burden to NRI Kannadigas.

The rate of flight ticket to neighbouring Kannur International Airport from gulf countries is just half that of Mangaluru. So most of the gulf Kannadigas prefer to land in Kannur rather than in Mangaluru.

Flights of gulf countries started landing directly in Mangaluru due to the constant fight and efforts of NRI Kannadigas. This was a boon to thousands of Kannadigas working in gulf countries. However, the double rate of ticket price has dampened the spirit of people of Karnataka living and working in gulf countries.

At present, the rate of ticket on an Air India Express from Abu Dhabi in UAE to Kannur International airport is AED 450 (Rs 9,700), while for Mangaluru airport it costs AED 850 (Rs 18,350). In addition, flights are landing every day at the Kannur airport, while only four days in a week at Mangaluru international airport.

 

 

 

  

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  • Clitus Tauro, Guruvayanakere/ Qatar

    Wed, Aug 10 2022

    Kannur Airport is very spacious beautiful very clean neat and well maintained Its just matter of 3 hours journey from Kannur to Mangalore by taxi and you can save still Rs 5K. No regrets to travel to Kannur instead if Mangalore airport

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Aug 09 2022

    ultimately it is a question of whether one wants to fly normal class or labour class...

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  • Mohit, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 09 2022

    This is a Gimmick of Malbari airport before it close it's doors due to huge losses and investors have lost faith in Kannur. Let all keralites take kannur airport and avoid customs check and confiscation of gold in Mangalore airport. Why not many keralites don't go to Kannur even though the prices are one third compared to Mangalore. For Mangalorean's doesn't make sense to fly to Kannur and come by road, rather go to Bangalore or Mumbai and drive down if the prices are high or even take KSRTC super luxury busses.

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  • rahulraj, kadri

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    KANNUR AIRPORT UNDER HUGE LOSS....KOCHI metro under huge loss..kerala everything is under loss.....they are simply making financial burden for themselves

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  • Sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    Spend 3000 Rs for Taxi.

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  • Right Thinker, mangalore

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    phir bhi 5350 profit

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    this should result in passengers bound for kannur flying to kannur ... and not to mlr airport and then heading to kannur by road...this is good for mlr...

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  • Mohammed Sajid Ali, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 09 2022

    Mangalore kannur train advisable

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  • loraine, udupi

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    That's true the flight from various gulf zones is cheaper to land in Kannur Airport. But once we land in Kannur Airport to travel by car is quite expensive and again a long journey.

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  • Navneeth, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    Mangalore is a prime sector for AIE , So rates are hiked to make money , as simple as that. The logic is very simple. Anyone who thinks its unfair that Adani is pocketing the money thru AIE or Govt is looting , Guys just fly to Kannur . Teach the Mangalore airport a good lesson.

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  • Dinesh, Udupi

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    ಬಾನೊಡು ಸೂರತ್ಕಲ್ ದಲ್ಪ ಪೊಸ ಟೋಲ್ ಗೇಟ್ ಪಾಡ್ದೆರ್ ತೋಜುಂಡು. ಅಂಚಾದ್ ಕುಡ್ಲ ಏರ್ಪೋರ್ಟ್ ಟಿಕೆಟ್ ಎರದೆರ್ . ನ್. ಕಟೀಲೇರೆ ಎಂಚಿನ ಅವಸ್ಥೆ....?

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  • karthik, Qatar

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    Check Domestic Air Tickets too(Mangalore-Bangalore or Mumbai-Mangalore) very very Clostlier than kannur, Just say its LOOTING, nobody bothers. Kudla is taken for granted.

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  • Naveen Shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    The Kannur airport is not managed by Adani. This is the difference.

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  • nitin, bangalore

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    this is what happens when u sell all govt properties to crony industrialists. bhakts were cheering airport privatization not only airport, KSRTC, railway, banks everything they want to sell to few industrialists .

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  • Abdul, Vidyanagar /Kasaragod.

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    Welcome to Kerala Airports.

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  • JAMALUDIN MOHIDIN, Mangalore/UAE

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    If you have enough time (3 to 4 hrs. waiting time in Mumbai) try AUH-BOM-IXE route flying Air India. It is even cheaper than Kannur route. Enjoy the spacious and good Lounge service. It is AED 390 - 440. No Immigration & Customs horrors like the one you face in Mangalore Airport. Comparatively Gulf-IXE rates are always higher than Gulf-Kerala sectors.

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  • peace for all, UDUPI

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    Mangalorean, Please get benefit from Independence offer from Air India. Saudi to India- SAR500 UAE - India- AED 330 Kuwait _ India- KD 36.65 Oman- Inda- 36.1 OR Bahrain _ India 60.3 All the best.

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  • Praveen, Boliyar

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    May be 40% Comission to Mla pockets in ticket prices

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  • Shivraj, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    JUST FOR INFORMATION -- The Tata group has purchased Air India from the Government of India. -- The transaction covers three entities – Air India, Air India Express, and AI SATS. Air India is India’s flag carrier and premier full-service airline. Air India Express is a low-cost carrier. BUT WHY RATE DIFFERENTIAL IS definitely cause for concern-- between airports-- MAY BE ADANI AIRPORTS -- MANGALORE -- ? or low passenger load--

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  • Errol A. Pereira, Katapadi-Udupi

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    The difference is in Karnataka there's a 40 % commission government and in Kerala peoples pro government.. Doorada betta nunnage...Gujarat model , UP model no one has seen, sub Jumla and bakwas... Where are the developments in Udupi and DK since 2014 !! Politicians have kept people busy with Hindu/Muslim, Cow politics, Hijab etc..

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    it is not worth landing in Indian somalia... even if free ticket is offered...

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  • Prashanth, Mulki

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    I think you never travelled in a flight. If you would have travelled you would have known the pain of a common man. For the families if they are traveling it’s a burden to them.

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  • Sameer, Bhatakal/al khobar

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    Dammam-Mangalore fare is SAR 950, whereas Dammam-Kannur Rate is SAR 575. Why there is so much disparity in the rates for two closed international airport.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    because most of the passengers bound for kannur are labourer variety...

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  • Shamshuddin Mohammed, dammam saudi arabia

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    Dammam to mangalore lots of bearys Mini Bussiness Man buy ticket without any worries so , Ticket price raising this cause .................

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  • Observer, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    Appx 40% makes the difference..

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  • Dam, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    Why this... ?

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  • True politician, Kudla

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    Namma India epresss, gada gadand maltondu table top mangalore airport land aanaga , Adaga aitittina passenger naklena thigale Dava davaand aanaga , aat Dina ennendina deverlena nenappu maltondu namma express land aapinanchina anubhava kannur airportudu unde?????

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  • AJ, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    Hahahaha..That was epic

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  • Rohith Shetty, Mangaluru

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    This is what you get for electing 7 MLAs and BJP State President from Kudla. Congrats to all bhakts for this pathetic support from Civil aviation Department and an airport run by Adani. We don't even have a decent lounge in Mangalore in case you come early to the Airport,

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    Adani is just in charge of airport maintenance and not civil aviation? He has no say in airlines. Also how is BJP MLA and MP responsible for this? For the structure of the airport , the volume of passengers and the airline catered, the service is good . Anyone finding it uncomfortable, you can opt for Kannur, Dont tell me , they have a 'lounge' and passengers go early to ball around in the lounge.

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  • Surendra Poojari, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 09 2022

    Vishal...so MP's and MLA's are elected just to play communal games, win elections and earn crores by unlawful means??? They are peoples representatives and hence they are bound to take this matter to civil aviation ministry. It is better not to talk about our beloved MP's and MLA's as they come out only when there is communal violence and death just to ignite communal venom.

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    Air India Express, is one off the worst Airlines flight in the World.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    bullock cart of the skies....

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  • Dr. Shankar Narayan, Mangaluru

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    The no of passengers to Kannur Airport is declined drastically and Kannur Airport is under loss. That's why the prizes are reduced.

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  • Alred Alvares, Muscat

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    Brother kindly note For people it’s doesn’t matter if kannur is under profit or loss All matters is how much money they can save So please don’t give any justification 2 hours of train journey n you are in Mlore 180 kms to Mysore Lesser time for madikeri Other reason is after Adani has taken over n operating cos of airport has increased by 20% Any operating cost increases means passengers pay more

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  • manoj, bangalore

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    yes as per the airport authorities it's due the huge loss occur in kannur airport. even callicut cochin and tvm has almost the same price of mangalore

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  • Simon D., Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    Dear all, Even if you have to pay more, its better for Mangies to land in Mangalore. Any non malayalee will be fleeced with one pretext or the other by the customs and officials in Mallu Land. I have experienced this . Just beware.

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