Maldivian is set to commence direct flights from Maafaru, Maldives to Mumbai, India in April 2021. Flights on the new sector will be operational on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Currently, the flag carrier of Maldives operates three flights from Malé to Thiruvananthapuram and two flights from Malé to Cochin under its India network.

Maafaru International Airport located in Noonu atoll was opened in 2019 and is managed by Island Aviation Services.

“With three weekly direct flights from Maafaru, another international hub of the largest source market will be connected to the North Maldives from India,” reads an official release by Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation.

In 2008, Maldivian expanded its operations beyond the Maldives to Thiruvananthapuram in India, and since the addition of its airbuses into its fleet; the airline has added Chennai and Cochin in India and Dhaka, Bangladesh to its network.

So far this year, the Maldives has welcomed over 50,000 Indian tourists.