Maldivian, the national carrier of Republic of Maldives, owned and operated by Island Aviation Services Limited (IAS) will commence direct flights from New Delhi to Maafaru and Male’ on 21stOctober 2021. The airline will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Currently the flag carrier of Maldives operates to Trivandrum, Cochin and to Dhaka, Bangladesh.
With the addition of new destination, which is closest to luxury Island resorts of Northern Maldives, travellers could save on time earlier spent on taking domestic airline or a seaplane plane journeys.
Bird Travels, the airline management arm of Bird Group is the General Sales Agent (GSA) for Maldivian and will be managing their sales and marketing activities in New Delhi.
Flights on the new route, New Delhi to Maafaru, Maafaru International Airport located in Noonu atoll was opened in 2019 and is also managed by Island Aviation Services Limited (IAS). With three direct weekly flights to Maafaru, another international hub of the largest source market, will connect North Maldives from India.
Speaking on the new route, Vijay Bhatia, President, Bird Group said “We are delighted to launch this new service connecting New Delhi with Maafaru and Male’ effective 21st Oct 2021. This direct flight will offer the fastest connection for Indian travelers looking to holiday in North Maldives luxury resorts".
Bird Travels will help Maldivian to further strengthen the airline's sales team and provide support to the Indian travel trade.