AirAsia resumes direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to the Maldives

air asiaAirAsia has commenced its direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Male’ last Thursday. The first flight arrived at the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport with over a 90% flight load, landing at 20.10 hours, local time.

The Kuala Lumpur to Male’ route is currently exclusive to AirAsia and guests flying from Incheon, Osaka, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Bangkok, the Gold Coast and Penang.

“It is one of the most-sought-after getaways in the airasia.com world for leisure travellers, and are considered by many travellers as the perfect place for a honeymoon or group vacation,” Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial for AirAsia Berhad was quoted in a statement issued by AirAsia.

In an effort to celebrate the recommencing of AirAsia flights, resorts and hotels such as Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, W Retreat, and the Holiday Inn have offered up to 40% discount on hotel rates for guests travelling via the budget airline.

Adil Moosa, Managing Director of Maldives Airports Company Limited (MAC) was quoted to have said:  “It’s very special for all of us as the much anticipated airline AirAsia has launched its direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Maldives. We are indeed honoured to have such a reputed airline and we are confident that AirAsia will add value to our airport and we will fully support AirAsia in every way.”

With recommencement of operations, AirAsia flights will be on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays on a 180-seat Airbus A-320. Tickets are being sold with an average return ticket fare of USD 385 (MVR 5,936).