Air India to begin non-stop flights from Bangalore, Mumbai to Maldives
Air India is gearing up to introduce non-stop flights connecting Maldives with the Indian cities of Bangalore and Mumbai.
In previous winter seasons, Air India had operated direct flights to Maldives; however, these services were not available during other times of the year.
Villa Travels, Air India’s Maldivian passenger sales agent, took to social media on Wednesday to announce that the airline would initiate direct flights between the Indian cities of Bangalore and Mumbai to Male, starting from October 30.
Presently, direct flight options between Maldives and India are offered by IndiGo, Maldivian, and Vistara.
Maldives’ flagship carrier, Maldivian, is also slated to launch direct flights connecting Male with Bangalore, commencing from October.
Additionally, Tata-owned Vistara is preparing to launch direct flights connecting Maldives with New Delhi, with operations set to commence in October.
According to data from the tourism ministry, a substantial number of Indian tourists, totaling 133,495, had visited Maldives by August 26 this year. This trend establishes India as the second-largest source market for tourists visiting Maldives.