Weekly flights between Maldives and India has been increased to 3 flights a week. When the air travel bubble began last month, Air India operates only one flight from Thiruvananthapuram from 24th August onward.
Indigo join the race and they are operating weekly flights between Kochi-Male-Kochi under air bubble from 3rd September onward. Indigo will operate two flights weekly between Kochi-Male-Kochi on every on Thursdays and Sundays. According to the airline the Kochi to Male flight will take off from Kochi at 12:10 and arrive at Male at 13:10. Then on its return journey, the flight will take off from Male at 14:10, and land at Kochi at 16:10.
Earlier in August ,Maldives and India has agreed to establish an Air Bubble between the 2 countries. This is the first Air Bubble established in South Asia. The flights are arranged in a safe corridor provided by the local authorities where the tourists can travel straight to their respective resorts from the airport without any hassle, in absence of quarantine restrictions.
India is one of the key international tourist market to the Maldives and increase in number of flights between Maldives and India will increase the tourist arrival to the Maldives.