Maldivian Airlines Inaugurates new route to Bangalore


Departing from Velana International Airport, the Male-Bangalore flight will gracefully touch down at Kempegowda International Airport

Maldivian, the national airline of the Maldives, announced the commencement of their inaugural flight to Bangalore, India, starting on October 30th, 2023. This development aims to strengthen the connections between these two vibrant destinations, offering travellers a direct link to one of India’s major cities from the picturesque Maldives. 

The airline’s two weekly flights, scheduled for every Monday and Thursday, will be operated using their trusted Airbus A320 aircraft. Departing from Velana International Airport at 9:35, the Male-Bangalore flight will gracefully touch down at Kempegowda International Airport at 12:15. The return flight from Bangalore will take off at 13:15 and arrive in Male at 14:50. 

This new air route opens up a world of possibilities for travellers, whether they are seeking a leisurely escape or are on a business mission. Tickets for these flights became available for purchase on August 16th, and the flight schedule caters to the diverse needs of passengers, accommodating both mid-week and weekend journeys. 

Furthermore, passengers will have the convenience of connecting to 17 domestic destinations within the Maldives using Maldivia’s expansive domestic network. This not only provides a gateway to the exotic beauty of the Maldives but also facilitates seamless travel within the country. 

Maldivian’s full-service offering includes 138 economy class seats and 14 premium economy class seats, showcasing their dedication to serving all segments of travelers. Premium economy class passengers will also have the privilege of complimentary lounge access at both Bengaluru and Male airports, enhancing their overall journey experience. 

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To celebrate this momentous occasion, Maldivian hosted a grand route launch event at Bengaluru’s prestigious Chancery Pavilion hotel on October 9th. Over 100 travel trade professionals from across India attended the event. Speaking at the launch event, Mohamed Mihad, Managing Director of Maldivian, expressed his excitement about this new route, saying, “Bangalore is one of India’s leading markets for high-quality leisure travel to the island nation of the Maldives. Maldivian, with its high-quality service and perfect scheduling, will further help to bring in more tourists from India to the Maldives and vice versa.”

The event also saw the presence of other dignitaries, including Ibrahim Hamdhan, General Manager of Commercial at Maldivian; Mohamed Rishan, Manager of Route Development and Revenue Management; Nazeera Shihab from the Commercial Department; Ajay Udeshi, Director of Passenger Sales; and Gita Menon, Regional Director, South India.