News press releaseMarch 5, 2017

Maldivian signs as an Airline Partner for TTM 2017

Maldivian has signed as an Airline Partner for first International Travel Trade Show of Maldives (TTM).

Maldivian is owned and operated by Island Aviation Services Ltd and is the leading domestic carrier of the country. Graduating from its role as the dominant domestic carrier in the country; Maldivian commenced its first regional operations on 25th January 2008 with the first flight to Trivandrum, India. Furthermore in 2013, Maldivian started operations from Hanimaadhoo (North Maldives) to Trivandrum.


Today, Maldivian the nation’s carrier operates daily frequent flights to 10 airports within the country. In addition to daily flights to Trivandrum, the flag carrier added 2 more destinations to its regional network by commencing flights to Chennai – India and Dhaka – Bangladesh in 2012. In 2013 Maldivian further expanded its network by starting flights to Chongqing, China. A second destination in China – Wuhan was added to the Maldivian network in July 2014 followed by three additional points, Xi’an, Nanjing and Changsha in 2015. A sixth point, Chengdu was added to the network in July 2016. Maldivian further started operations to Bangkok effective 2015.

Maldives recorded 1.2 million tourist arrivals in 2015 with a total of receipts around USD 2.5 billion. With the rapid changes in global travel markets, Maldives continues to strengthen its foothold as one of the leading tourist destinations in the world. While tourism still remains the leading economic industry in the country by far, innovative new approaches in marketing are required to ensure the sector remains at the top.

TTM aims to facilitate the tourism industry of Maldives to reach the ultimate target of 2 million tourists with over USD 3.5 billion in receipts by the end of 2020. More than 300 hoteliers, suppliers, related industries and travel industry professionals from Maldives and abroad are expected to visit TTM to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinion and trends in Maldives.