Maldivian has appointed Bird Travels, the airline management service arm of Bird Group, as its General Sales Agent (GSA) in Mumbai.
Working to expand its network in India, Maldivian expects to build up a firm sales team and extend support to the Indian market through this new appointment.
Speaking on the importance of connecting with the Indian market, Deputy Managing Director of Maldivian, Aishath Jennifer said, “Maldives is the top destination in the South Asian region and a main leisure market for Indian travelers; and this relationship with Bird is a vital one for us and one we believe will flourish.”
Till March 15, Maldives welcomed a total of 46,773 tourist arrivals in 2021. The majority of the arrivals consisted of Indian nationals, making India the top market to Maldives for almost two consecutive months starting February 2021.
As the national carrier of the Maldives, Maldivian connects the atolls providing customers with safe and convenient air transportation, also acting as a major link between aviation and tourism within the country. Maldivian currently operates to India, Bangladesh, Thailand and China from its main hub at Velana International Airport.
As one of the fastest growing travel management companies in India with over 47 years of experience, Bird Group represents 28 international airlines in India. Today, Bird Group's core business includes Travel Technology, Aviation Services, Hospitality, Retail and Education.
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