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Maldivian to launch new service between Seenu, Huvadhoo Atoll

Maldivian, the national carrier of the Maldives, will launch a new domestic service under the South Connectivity Initiative, connecting Gan International Airport (GAN) in Seenu atoll and Kooddoo Airport (GKK) in Huvadhoo atoll twice weekly, from 29th October 2024. South Connectivity is an initiative led by the government of Maldives, in collaboration with Maldivian, Addu […]

Maldivian Launches Exciting New Route from Male’ to Colombo

Maldivian, the national airline of the Maldives, has announced the launch of its new service to Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Starting April 25th, 2024, Maldivian will operate two weekly flights between Malé and Colombo, on Thursdays and Saturdays. This new route offers convenient travel options for business and leisure travelers seeking seamless […]

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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 […]

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Record-breaking seaplane movements mark booming tourist season in Maldives

In a remarkable turn of events, Velana International Airport in the Maldives witnessed an unprecedented surge in seaplane movements last Tuesday, setting a new record for the highest number of flights in a single day. According to the Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL), a total of 649 seaplane movements were recorded on the second day […]

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 wings stretch further: Government facilitates wide-body aircraft purchase for international expansion

Maldivian skies are set to see a significant expansion, as the government announced a major initiative to bolster the national airline, Maldivian. In a bid to diversify tourist source markets and enhance tourism growth, the cabinet has prioritized bringing in two wide-body aircraft for Maldivian, paving the way for increased international flight options. This aviation […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

An Issue of Connectivity: Mohamed Rizvi, Managing Director, Maldivian

Scattered over an archipelago across the equator southwest of mainland India, the Maldives islands are iconic and acclaimed as the epitome of an idyllic holiday escape. The first sight to welcome you as the pilots initiate the landing sequence is unparalleled; endless tropical islands dotting the horizon, their white sandy beaches and endless hues of […]