Emirates offers Bulgari amenity kits for Autumn/Winter season

Emirates is unveiling its new collection of stylish Bulgari amenity kits for the Autumn/Winter season in First and Business Class. The range features new colour palettes and new fragrances, along with a keepsake mirror, and a myriad of thoughtful amenities for passenger comfort, initially on select routes and on long-haul flights. In keeping with Emirates […]

Govt invites investors for airport development in Vaavu Atoll

Following President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s recent announcement about the next significant tourism project in the Maldives being carried out in Vaavu Atoll, the government has taken a crucial step by inviting investors to submit proposals for funding the development of an airport in the atoll. In a presidential decree issued on Sunday, the government officially […]

Sichuan Airlines resumes Maldives flights after 7 years

Sichuan Airlines, one of China’s leading carriers, has resumed flights to the Maldives after seven years. The resumption flight, carrying 186 passengers, landed at Velana International Airport at 6:05pm Tuesday evening, where it was welcomed with a special water salute, symbolising the revival of tourism connections. Sichuan Airlines will operate three weekly flights, bridging the […]

China’s Sichuan Airlines to begin Maldives flights on Aug 29

Sichuan Airlines, a prominent player in China’s aviation industry, is embarking on an exciting venture by introducing a brand-new flight route to the picturesque Maldives. Commencing operations on August 29, the airline will offer a convenient schedule of three weekly flights, connecting Chengdu and Male’. Anticipating the surging demand for travel to this breathtaking destination, […]

Maldivian increases flights to Madivaru, Maafaru airports

In response to growing demand, national carrier Maldivian has announced its decision to increase the number of flights to Lh. Madivaru and N. Maafaru airports. Effective from July 20, the airline will operate an additional daily flight to both destinations, aiming to enhance connectivity and cater to the rising passenger requirements. Currently, Maldivian operates a […]

$42.4m contract awarded to reclaim land for 3 regional airports

Capital Marine and Civil Construction Company (CMCCC), a leading Sri Lankan construction company, has secured a lucrative project to reclaim land for airport development in three islands. The agreement, valued at USD 42.4 million, was officially signed on Wednesday between CMCCC’s Managing Director, Sevaraja Manivannan, and Fathimath Shana Farooq, the Director General of the Planning […]

Maldivian seeks financing for lease of 2 ATR Aircraft

National carrier Maldivian, operated by Island Aviation, has announced its intention to finance the lease of two additional ATR aircraft. The airline issued a tender on Monday, inviting proposals for the finance lease of two ATR 42-600 aircraft, as stated in the accompanying Request for Proposal (RFP). The lease order for these aircraft is currently […]

Consultants sought for development of L. Kaddhoo Airport

Kaddhoo Airport Company Limited, the operator of L. Kaddhoo Airport, has recently revealed its search for consultants to spearhead the master plan, concept design, and overall redevelopment of the airport. This announcement, made on Thursday, signifies the airport’s commitment to enhancing its infrastructure and services. The deadline for interested parties to submit their bids for […]

Emirates Group ramps up recruitment globally; prepares for steep growth trajectory

The Emirates Group is laying the groundwork for its next big growth phase with a mammoth drive to recruit the best minds and talent globally across 180 unique roles. The Group is looking to cherry-pick cabin crew, pilots, engineers, IT professionals and customer service agents at both Emirates and dnata. Despite tough labour market conditions […]

Oman Air resumes Maldives flights with 4 weekly service

Oman Air has announced the resumption of flights between Velana International Airport in Maldives and Muscat International Airport in Oman. With four weekly flights, travellers can now embark on a journey to explore the breathtaking vistas of Oman and create unforgettable memories. The news has generated excitement among travel enthusiasts, who have been eagerly awaiting […]

Beat Eid holiday rush at VIA; arrive 3 hours before departure

The Maldives Airports Company Limited (MALC) has issued an important advisory for travellers during the upcoming holiday season. To ensure a hassle-free journey and avoid potential delays, MALC recommends that passengers arrive at the main Velana International Airport (VIA) three hours before their departure time. With the start of a nine-day holiday period from Friday […]

Batik Air launches direct Malaysia-Maldives flights

Batik Air, formerly known as MalindoAir, on Friday launched direct flights from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to the Maldives. The airline’s inaugural flight with 121 passengers received a warm welcome with a water salute at a special ceremony at Velana International Airport. Operating three weekly flights between Sri Lanka, Malaysia and the Maldives , Batik Air […]