MEGA Maldives temporarily suspends flight operations

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Starting today, MEGA Maldives Airlines has temporarily suspended all its commercial flight operations. A press release circulated by the airline states its “restructuring and recapitalisation efforts” as reasons for this move.

MEGA Maldives will continue with its other functions that include the functioning of its Approved Maintenance Operation that offers maintenance and engineering services for aircraft, and its Aviation Training Academy in Male’.

The press release further goes on to read: “Since 2016, MEGA Maldives Airlines has been involved in the complex process of restructuring the company with the aim of recapitalising, and upgrading to meet the level of product our customers and the Maldives require and deserve. This process would involve securing new investments, bringing changes to the ownership structure of the company, and a review of MEGA’s fleet strategy with a view to acquire newer, and more suitable aircraft for the many markets we serve. It would also involve the complete retraining of MEGA’s flight crew and a renovation of its facilities.”

MEGA Maldives Airlines has a fleet of five aircraft: four wide body Boeing 767-300ER aircraft and one Boeing 757-200ERW.

George Weinmann, the CEO of MEGA Maldives says, “We are well aware of our customer and tourism stakeholder expectations of us.  The Board of Directors and Executive team felt that it was necessary to focus on the restructuring and improving our product and service. We will look forward to returning to flying very soon with a renewed fleet that can service established, under-served and emerging markets.”

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Starting today, MEGA Maldives Airlines has temporarily suspended all its commercial flight operations. A press release circulated by the airline states its “restructuring and recapitalisation efforts” as reasons for this move.

MEGA Maldives will continue with its other functions that include the functioning of its Approved Maintenance Operation that offers maintenance and engineering services for aircraft, and its Aviation Training Academy in Male’.

The press release further goes on to read: “Since 2016, MEGA Maldives Airlines has been involved in the complex process of restructuring the company with the aim of recapitalising, and upgrading to meet the level of product our customers and the Maldives require and deserve. This process would involve securing new investments, bringing changes to the ownership structure of the company, and a review of MEGA’s fleet strategy with a view to acquire newer, and more suitable aircraft for the many markets we serve. It would also involve the complete retraining of MEGA’s flight crew and a renovation of its facilities.”

MEGA Maldives Airlines has a fleet of five aircraft: four wide body Boeing 767-300ER aircraft and one Boeing 757-200ERW.

George Weinmann, the CEO of MEGA Maldives says, “We are well aware of our customer and tourism stakeholder expectations of us.  The Board of Directors and Executive team felt that it was necessary to focus on the restructuring and improving our product and service. We will look forward to returning to flying very soon with a renewed fleet that can service established, under-served and emerging markets.”

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MEGA Maldives temporarily suspends Male’-Delhi service

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A recent press release issued by MEGA Maldives Airlines states that starting today, it has temporarily suspended service between Male’ and Delhi due to “non-availability of aircraft and low demand”.

The service that commenced on November 14 last year, takes off from Male’ at 1515 and arrives in Delhi at 1925 on Monday, Thursday and Saturday (flight LV 304).

The two return services on flight LV 305 take off from Delhi at 0850 (Tuesday and Friday) and 1000  (Sunday) and reach Male’ at 1235 and 1350 respectively.

A B737-800 aircraft flies the route. 

The airline has offered a full refund to its passengers with valid tickets on which the outbound journey has not been made. Passengers scheduled to board their return flights will be given partial refund (for the single leg that hasn’t been flown yet) or a ticket for an alternative airline. 

The press release goes on to say: “MEGA has been greatly encouraged by the feedback received for this sector and acknowledges that India, as one of the fastest growing markets for the Maldives, presents great potential. We therefore hope to return to this market as soon as possible.” 

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A recent press release issued by MEGA Maldives Airlines states that starting today, it has temporarily suspended service between Male’ and Delhi due to “non-availability of aircraft and low demand”.

The service that commenced on November 14 last year, takes off from Male’ at 1515 and arrives in Delhi at 1925 on Monday, Thursday and Saturday (flight LV 304).

The two return services on flight LV 305 take off from Delhi at 0850 (Tuesday and Friday) and 1000  (Sunday) and reach Male’ at 1235 and 1350 respectively.

A B737-800 aircraft flies the route. 

The airline has offered a full refund to its passengers with valid tickets on which the outbound journey has not been made. Passengers scheduled to board their return flights will be given partial refund (for the single leg that hasn’t been flown yet) or a ticket for an alternative airline. 

The press release goes on to say: “MEGA has been greatly encouraged by the feedback received for this sector and acknowledges that India, as one of the fastest growing markets for the Maldives, presents great potential. We therefore hope to return to this market as soon as possible.” 

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The Maldives plans to expand air service to India

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The Maldives has asked India for fifth freedom rights so the MEGA Maldives Airlines’ flight from Male’ to Delhi can extend its service to Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

Fifth freedom rights permits an airline to fly from its own country to a second one, and from there to a third country, and so on. The journey must end at the airline’ home country.

“The Delhi-Dhaka route is highly underserved and we foresee a huge growth potential on this route,” says George Weinmann, founder and chief executive officer of MEGA Maldives Airlines.

The airline has shared that it hopes to launch a direct flight from Male’ to Mumbai from next month, and later to South Indian cities. From there, it is looking to extend the service to Jeddah and Medina.

Weinmann says, “The Male’-Mumbai flight would fly twice a week and we are also looking at flights from cities in southern India to Jeddah and Medina. We want to focus on [Indian] cities that are not already served.”

India is an important market for the Maldives, with tourists making up five per cent of the country’s inbound traffic. 

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The Maldives has asked India for fifth freedom rights so the MEGA Maldives Airlines’ flight from Male’ to Delhi can extend its service to Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

Fifth freedom rights permits an airline to fly from its own country to a second one, and from there to a third country, and so on. The journey must end at the airline’ home country.

“The Delhi-Dhaka route is highly underserved and we foresee a huge growth potential on this route,” says George Weinmann, founder and chief executive officer of MEGA Maldives Airlines.

The airline has shared that it hopes to launch a direct flight from Male’ to Mumbai from next month, and later to South Indian cities. From there, it is looking to extend the service to Jeddah and Medina.

Weinmann says, “The Male’-Mumbai flight would fly twice a week and we are also looking at flights from cities in southern India to Jeddah and Medina. We want to focus on [Indian] cities that are not already served.”

India is an important market for the Maldives, with tourists making up five per cent of the country’s inbound traffic. 

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MEGA Maldives Airlines to launch first direct Male’-Delhi service

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Booking for MEGA Maldives’ flight tickets between Maldivian capital, Male’ and Indian capital, Delhi are available on the airline’s website.

The service on B737-800 will commence from November 14.

Flight LV 304 departs from Male’ at 1515 and arrives in Delhi at 1925 on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

There are two flight options from Delhi:

Flight LV 305 departs from Delhi at 0850 and reaches Male’ at 1235 on Tuesday and Friday.

Flight LV 305 departs from Delhi at 1000 and reaches Male’ at 1350 on Sunday.

This is the first direct service between the two capital cities.

Amongst the Indian airlines that have direct flights to Male’ are:

Air India from Bengaluru on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday.

SpiceJet from Kochi, daily.

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Booking for MEGA Maldives’ flight tickets between Maldivian capital, Male’ and Indian capital, Delhi are available on the airline’s website.

The service on B737-800 will commence from November 14.

Flight LV 304 departs from Male’ at 1515 and arrives in Delhi at 1925 on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

There are two flight options from Delhi:

Flight LV 305 departs from Delhi at 0850 and reaches Male’ at 1235 on Tuesday and Friday.

Flight LV 305 departs from Delhi at 1000 and reaches Male’ at 1350 on Sunday.

This is the first direct service between the two capital cities.

Amongst the Indian airlines that have direct flights to Male’ are:

Air India from Bengaluru on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday.

SpiceJet from Kochi, daily.

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Booking for MEGA Maldives’ flight tickets between Maldivian capital, Male’ and Indian capital, Delhi are available on the airline’s website.

The service on B737-800 will commence from November 14.

Flight LV 304 departs from Male’ at 1515 and arrives in Delhi at 1925 on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

There are two flight options from Delhi:

Flight LV 305 departs from Delhi at 0850 and reaches Male’ at 1235 on Tuesday and Friday.

Flight LV 305 departs from Delhi at 1000 and reaches Male’ at 1350 on Sunday.

This is the first direct service between the two capital cities.

Amongst the Indian airlines that have direct flights to Male’ are:

Air India from Bengaluru on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday.

SpiceJet from Kochi, daily.

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MEGA Maldives Airlines to launch Male’-Colombo service

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MEGA Maldives Airlines will launch a service between its home city, Male’ and the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo on November 3. It will fly thrice a week — Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

Flight 334 will depart Male’ at 1310, and arrive in Colombo at 1450.

Flight 335 will depart Colombo at 1550, and arrive in Male’ at 1655.

A release by the airline states: In August this year, MEGA received an Air Operators Permit to fly to India. MEGA Maldives Airlines will launch non-stop capital-to-capital services between Male’ and New Delhi in the very near future followed by services to India’s commercial and financial centre, Mumbai, shortly thereafter.

Currently the airline flies to Beijing, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur, Palau, Shanghai, and Tokyo. megamaldivesair.com 

MEGA Maldives Airlines will launch a service between its home city, Male’ and the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo on November 3. It will fly thrice a week — Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

Flight 334 will depart Male’ at 1310, and arrive in Colombo at 1450.

Flight 335 will depart Colombo at 1550, and arrive in Male’ at 1655.

A release by the airline states: In August this year, MEGA received an Air Operators Permit to fly to India. MEGA Maldives Airlines will launch non-stop capital-to-capital services between Male’ and New Delhi in the very near future followed by services to India’s commercial and financial centre, Mumbai, shortly thereafter.

Currently the airline flies to Beijing, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur, Palau, Shanghai, and Tokyo. megamaldivesair.com 

MEGA Maldives Airlines will launch a service between its home city, Male’ and the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo on November 3. It will fly thrice a week — Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

Flight 334 will depart Male’ at 1310, and arrive in Colombo at 1450.

Flight 335 will depart Colombo at 1550, and arrive in Male’ at 1655.

A release by the airline states: In August this year, MEGA received an Air Operators Permit to fly to India. MEGA Maldives Airlines will launch non-stop capital-to-capital services between Male’ and New Delhi in the very near future followed by services to India’s commercial and financial centre, Mumbai, shortly thereafter.

Currently the airline flies to Beijing, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur, Palau, Shanghai, and Tokyo. megamaldivesair.com