“Lucky Air” a budget airline from China is preparing to start operations to Velana Internationational Airport. Speaking to media, Managing Director of MACL Adil Moosa said that the Airline will commence operations between Velana International Airport and Guangzhou, China starting from January 2018 and is planning to operate twice weekly between the two destinations.

Mr Adil Moosa also said that numerous airlines are expected to begin operations to Maldives in the upcoming months and during next year. He also informed that Italian airline Alitalia is expected to begin operations in October while Air France will commence operations between Male’ and Paris in November.

The highest percentage of visitors to Maldives are now from China and currently “Maldivian” the national airlines operates to 6 destinations in the country.