Maldivian Airlines commences direct flights from Male’ to Colombo

26 Apr 2024 | 11:20
Ceremony held last night to commence direct flights to Colombo (Photo/MaldivianAero)

Maldivian, the national airline of the Maldives, has commenced direct flights from Male’ to Colombo, Sri Lanka last night.

The ceremonial restart, graced by the presence of Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Mohamed Ameen, took place last night.

Departing at 20:09 from Velana International Airport, the inaugural flight marked the beginning of regular services to Colombo.

Last night, the inaugural flight was warmly welcomed at Bandaranaike International Airport with a ceremony, symbolizing the strengthening of ties between the Maldives and Sri Lanka through this renewed air connection.

Flights are scheduled for every Thursday and Saturday, offering passengers a generous baggage allowance of 30 kgs along with meal packages.

The round-trip ticket for this route is priced at USD 165, making travel between the two destinations more accessible.

Ali Saleem, Deputy Managing Director of Island Aviation, expressed enthusiasm for the relaunch, highlighting the numerous benefits and conveniences it offers to travelers.

With weekend flights available, the service caters to various travel preferences.

Additionally, passengers traveling for medical purposes to Nawaloka Hospital will receive exclusive offers that include: 

  - Medical consultation and medical history evaluation (with a medical doctor)

 - Body mass index test and vision test

 - Dental check-ups

 - Consultation with clinical dietician

 - 15% discount for laboratory tests (OPD basis)

 - 5% discount for x-ray

 - Special discounted health screening packages