With the resume of weekly flights between India and Maldives by Maldivian, the weekly flights between India and Maldives will be increased to 5 flights.
National Airline Maldivian will resume flights to Trivandrum, India from 10th of September. Flights will operate every Thursday and Saturday. Maldivian ensures passengers of health and safety measures while flying with the airline. This includes temperature screening and enhanced cleaning and disinfection of all aircraft after each flight.
Currently there are 3 weekly flights between India and Maldives operated by Air India and Indigo.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.