Manta Air Goes International: New International Route Connects Bangalore to Dhaalu Atoll in the Maldives

Marking a significant milestone, Manta Air, the Maldives’ leading seaplane and domestic airline, has successfully launched its first international route, connecting Bangalore, India, with Dhaalu Airport in the Maldives. This historic flight, which took off on Friday, February 16th, opens up a new chapter for tourism in the Dhaalu Atoll and streamlines travel for Indian visitors.

Faster, Easier Access to Paradise:

Previously, tourists traveling to Dhaalu Atoll, known for its stunning resorts and pristine beaches, had to transit through Velana International Airport (VIA) in Male, adding valuable time and additional transfers to their journey. Manta Air’s direct flights eliminate this need, offering a more convenient and time-saving option for travelers.

This initiative signifies a crucial step for Manta Air, recognizing India’s growing importance as a source market for Maldivian tourism. The airline, in collaboration with partner resorts, will curate exclusive packages for properties conveniently connected to Dhaalu Airport. These offerings aim to provide Indian travelers with seamless travel experiences, significant cost savings, and reduced travel time.


Beyond Borders:

The new route not only benefits tourists but also caters to Maldivians seeking medical treatment, higher education, and leisure opportunities in Bangalore. This two-way connection fosters cultural exchange and strengthens ties between the two nations.

While direct flights from India to the Maldives already exist, this marks the first time a central atoll has been directly connected. This strategic move positions Dhaalu Airport as a key gateway to the Maldives, potentially attracting more tourists and boosting the local economy. Dhaalu atoll is host to some of the country’s best resorts, including Kandima Maldives, Niyama Private Islands, St. Regis Maldives, RIU, Baglioni, Angsana Velavaru, and Sun Siyam Iru Veli.

Manta Air: A Legacy of Innovation:

Known for its innovative services, Manta Air operates both domestic flights and seaplane services, offering travelers a unique and comprehensive travel experience within the Maldives. With this latest endeavor, the airline reaffirms its commitment to connecting people and destinations, while contributing to the continued growth of Maldivian tourism.

Flight schedules have been designed to allow guests to maximise their stay duration in the Maldives, with all flights arriving in the Maldives in the mornings and departing late in the evenings for India.

The launch of this international route opens exciting possibilities for both travelers and the Maldivian tourism industry. Manta Air’s commitment to providing seamless travel experiences and fostering international connections paves the way for a brighter future for tourism in the Maldives.