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Maldivian seeks Boeing 787-8 lease for long-haul flights

Maldivian, the flag carrier, has put out a call for proposals to lease a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, aiming to bolster its fleet for nonstop flights. Island Aviation Services (IAS) issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner for a six-year lease. The anticipated delivery of the aircraft is targeted for the […]

Etihad, Maldivian announce interline partnership

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and Maldives’ flag carrier Maldivian have unwrapped an early Christmas present for customers by announcing a strategic bilateral interline partnership, unlocking access to 16 dream holiday destinations in the Maldives beyond the main island of Male. The agreement between Etihad and Maldivian, the national airline of the […]

Maldivian, the national flag carrier starts making profits after 3 years

Island Aviation Services (IAS), the operator of the Maldivian national flag carrier airline, is celebrating a significant turnaround in its financial performance this year. After three years of losses, the company has bounced back into profitability, posting a net profit of MVR 10.74 million in the first quarter of 2023. The encouraging news was revealed […]

Maldivian, ATR sign deal for 2 aircraft to enhance regional connectivity

Maldivian has inked a firm order for two ATR 42-600 aircraft in a bid to enhance its regional fleet. These modern and highly efficient aircraft, equipped with extra-efficient PW127XT engines and featuring spacious cabins, will replace older turboprop models. The move aims to bolster connectivity to communities and businesses in the Maldives archipelago while contributing […]

Emirates, Maldivian establish interline partnership

Emirates and Maldivian on Thursday announced an interline partnership, enabling Emirates customers to access 16 popular holiday destinations in the Maldives beyond Male. The agreement successfully follows on from last year’s signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two airlines, to explore opportunities for mutual cooperation. The interline agreement will create more options […]

Maldives to launch new international airline; eyes long-haul destination

Maldives is set to launch a brand new international airline in an ambitious move to boost tourism and connectivity. Maldives Fund Management Corporation (MFMC) and Island Aviation Services Limited (IASL), which already operates the national carrier Maldivian, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at a ceremony held at the economic ministry on Thursday to establish […]

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 […]

Maldivian’s new seaplane arrives in Maldives today

Maldivian, the country’s national airline is set to receive its first luxury seaplane, a DHC-6 Twin Otter, this Saturday .

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