Maldivian to commence direct flights from New Delhi to Maafaru & Male’ Airport, Maldives

Bird Travels will help Maldivians to further strengthen the airline's sales team and provide support to the Indian travel trade

Maldivian, the national carrier of the Republic of the Maldives owned and operated by Island Aviation Services Limited (IAS), will commence direct flights from New Delhi to Maafaru and Male’ on 21st October 2021 and will be operating A321 & A320 on this route offering both business and economy class configuration. Currently, the flag carrier of Maldives operates to Trivandrum, Cochin and to Dhaka, Bangladesh.

With the addition of a new destination, which is closest to luxury Island resorts of Northern Maldives, travellers could save on time earlier spent on taking domestic airline or seaplane plane journeys.

Flights on the new route, New Delhi to Maafaru, will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. 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. Cocooned by some of the most sought-after luxury resorts in the destination, along with a large number of 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.

"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," said Bhatia, President, Bird Group.

Bird Travels, the airline management arm of Bird Group is the General Sales Agent for Maldivian and will be managing their sales and marketing activities in New Delhi. The aviation management service division of Bird Group represents more than 28 International airlines both online and offline in India.

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