Batik Air, a Malaysian airline, is preparing to launch scheduled flights to the Maldives starting May 12. The flights will make a transit in Colombo, Sri Lanka before arriving at the island nation. The airline will use the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft for its daily operations. Batik Air has previously served Sri Lanka from 2015 to 2020.
In addition, Saudi Arabia's budget airline, Flynas, is set to commence operations to the Maldives in June.
The addition of the two new airlines to the Maldives is expected to boost tourist arrivals. According to statistics shared by Ministry of Tourism last week, the Maldives has already received over half a million tourists this year.
These new flight operations are good news for the Maldives' tourism industry as it opens the door for more convenient travel options for the visitors. The Maldives is a popular tourist destination known for its pristine beaches, clear waters, and vibrant marine life. As more airlines resume operations to the Maldives, it is expected that tourism will continue to grow and contribute to the country's economy.
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