Air India to resume direct flights to Maldives from Mumbai and Bangalore 

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Indian national carrier, Air India, announced plans to resume thrice-weekly direct flights to the Maldives from the cities of Mumbai and Bangalore on 30 October. 

Last week, India’s full-service carrier Vistara scheduled direct daily flights between Malé and New Delhi starting from 1 October. National flag carrier, Maldivian Airlines, also announced the commencement of its flight operations to Bangalore on 30 October. 

“We are thrilled to introduce direct connectivity between Delhi and Malé – our second route to the exquisite beach destination, in addition to Mumbai-Malé,” said Vinod Kannan, Chief Executive Officer of Vistara. 

“This new route will enable us to provide our customers with enhanced access to one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations while also imparting further momentum to the existing bilateral cooperation between India and the Republic of Maldives. With our state-of-the-art product and intuitively thoughtful services, we are certain that our customers will appreciate the choice of flying India’s best airline on this new route.”

India is the second largest source market to the Maldives with 136,497 tourist arrivals as of 2 September.