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Maldivian Airlines expands service: Introducing new flight route to Colombo

March 03, Colombo (LNW): Maldives’ national carrier ‘Maldivian Airlines’ has unveiled plans to introduce a new flight route to Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Colombo, Sri Lanka, effective April 25, 2024.

This strategic move underscores Maldivian’s dedication to fostering connectivity between the Maldives and key global destinations, facilitating travel options for passengers, and fostering cultural and economic ties between the two nations.

Ibrahim Iyas, Managing Director of Maldivian, expressed enthusiasm for the launch, stating, “We eagerly anticipate serving Colombo, bridging the gap between the Maldives and Sri Lanka for both leisure and business travel. This expansion underscores our commitment to extending the reach of the Maldives internationally. We extend our gratitude to all authorities and partners involved in facilitating this new route.”

Maldivian has collaborated with Nawaloka Air Services Pvt Ltd in Sri Lanka to serve as the General Sales Agent (GSA) for the new route.

This partnership marks a significant milestone for travelers seeking seamless connectivity between the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

With its rich cultural heritage, diverse offerings, and thriving business landscape, Colombo presents an appealing addition to Maldivian’s expanding network of destinations.

The flights will operate on Thursdays and Saturdays with the following schedule (local times apply):

The airline has commenced ticket bookings for the new Colombo route through various sales channels, including its website, mobile application, and ticketing office, allowing travelers to plan and secure their trips in advance.

Maldivian will offer two weekly flights to Colombo, departing every Thursday and Saturday, catering to both leisure and business travelers.

Passengers will have the opportunity to connect to Maldivian’s extensive domestic network of 16 destinations seamlessly.

Eng. Athula Galketiya, Chairman of Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) (Pvt) Limited (AASL), expressed delight at the launch of scheduled flight operations by Maldivian, especially as Sri Lanka’s tourism industry rebounds.

He commended the collaborative efforts of airline partners, emphasizing their positive contribution to the aviation and tourism sectors in Sri Lanka.

For further inquiries, travelers can visit Maldivian’s official website at or contact Nawaloka Air Services Pvt Ltd at +94 112 325 500, the General Sales Agent in Sri Lanka.

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