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Maldivian expands horizons: New flight route to Colombo from April 25

Maldivian will operate two weekly flights to Colombo, departing every Thursday and Saturday.

Maldivian looks forward to welcoming passengers on board as we embark on this exciting journey to Colombo and beyond.
Maldivian, the flag carrier of the Maldives, has announced the commencement of its highly anticipated service to Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo, Sri Lanka, starting from April 25th, 2024. This strategic expansion further solidifies Maldivian’s commitment to connecting the Maldives with key international destinations, enhancing travel options for passengers, and promoting cultural and economic exchange between the two nations.

Commenting on the launch of the new destination, Mr. Ibrahim Iyas, Managing Director of Maldivian said: “We have long waited to serve Colombo and bring both Maldives and Sri Lanka closer on business and leisure. This marks an expansion of our international network and our commitment to connect Maldives to the world. We would like to thank all the authorities and partners involved for supporting and making this new route possible”.

Maldivian has partnered with Nawaloka Air Services Pvt Ltd, from Sri Lanka as the General Sales Agent (GSA). The new route to Colombo represents an exciting milestone for both Maldivians and travelers seeking seamless connectivity between the Maldives and Sri Lanka. With its rich history, diverse culture, and thriving business opportunities, Colombo is an exceptional addition to the ever-growing network of destinations.

The airline stated that ticket bookings for the new Colombo route are now available from all their sales channels including the website, mobile application, and their ticketing office, allowing travelers to plan and secure their journeys well in advance. As part of the airline’s commitment to convenience and flexibility, Maldivian will operate two weekly flights to Colombo, departing every Thursday and Saturday. This schedule has been designed to cater to the needs of both leisure and business travelers, providing options for weekend trips. Passengers will have options to connect to Maldivian’s extensive domestic network of 16 destinations with convenient connections.

Eng. Athula Galketiya, the Chairman of Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) (Pvt) Limited (AASL) said: “The commencement of scheduled flight operations by Maldivian at a moment when Sri Lanka is bouncing back to regaining the growth of tourism industry will enable both destinations for collaborative wins. We are incredibly delighted to see the collaborative spirit of the valued airline partners, who have responded very positively, uplifting the aviation and tourism industry in Sri Lanka. AASL will make all efforts to reaffirm the strength of our partnership and be determined to make a happy journey for our valued passengers.”

For more information, travelers can visit the airline’s official website at Or contact Nawaloka Air Services Pvt Ltd on +94 112 325 500, the General Sales Agent in Sri Lanka.

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