Island Aviation Services Ltd is to offer new direct routes to Mumbai,Chennai and Dhaka in November of this year as part of their regional expansion. The additional Maldivian aircraft A320, with 14 seats in the business class and 138 in the economy class will be flying direct bringing an end to a much-anticipated wait of passengers.
The airline will operate three flights per week to Mumbai, Chennai and Dhaka. Flights to Mumbai will be on Wed/Fri/Sun, while flights to Chennai will operate alternatively on Tue/Thu/Sat.
India has a huge potential for travelers and over 30,000 tourists visited Maldives last year according to the Ministry of Tourism. As the number of travelers continues to rise between Maldives and India, Island Aviation Services Ltd. is able to expand its services to other destinations to better meet the needs of travelers.
Direct flights from Mumbai and Chennai will open doors for more tourists to visit the country and provide passengers traveling a much-needed shorter air travel. Island Aviation Services Ltd hopes that this will encourage more Indians to choose Maldives as a holiday destination.
Chennai is vastly known as a strong medical destination where people travel from all over for medical purposes. This direct route offers an alternative to Maldivians who travel for medicals and leisure. The new route to Mumbai hopes to attract many tourists to Maldives who are mostly leisure travelers whereas in Dhaka, Island Aviation Services Ltd expects to target the labour travelers in the field of construction, tourism, hospitality, retail etc.