Maldivian is all set to start direct flights from New Delhi to Maafaru and Male’ on 21st October 2021. It will operate A321 & A320 on this route with both business and economy class configuration.
Maldivian, the national carrier of Republic of Maldives, owned and operated by Island Aviation Services Limited (IAS), will operate A321 & A320 on this route offering both business and economy class configuration. Currently, flag carrier of Maldives operates to Trivandrum, Cochin and to Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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.
On the new route, i.e. New Delhi to Maafaru, flights will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Maafaru International Airport, which is located in Noonu atoll, was opened in 2019and is also managed by Island Aviation Services Limited (IAS). With three direct weekly flights to Maafaru, another international hub of the largest source market, the new flights will connect North Maldives to India. Cocooned by some of the most sought-after luxury resorts in the destination, along with many guest houses, the region is home to over 10,000 tourist beds spread across four atolls making this new route a highly lucrative leisure market.
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 travellers 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.