National airline carrier “Maldivian” has started scheduled direct flights from HDh. Hanimaadhoo to Cochin, India last Monday.
According to Maldivian, the introduction of the new direct flight between the two areas was made in order to ease transport for locals traveling to India for medical treatment and to provide better access to the Maldives for a large number of Indian travelers.
Currently, Maldivian also operates direct flights from Hanimaadhoo to Trivandrum, India.
The airline carrier has also revealed that preparations are underway to arrange flights to more cities in India. Maldivian is also working to establish flight travel between the Maldives and Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Maldivian flights currently operate to several international destinations including China, Bangladesh, Thailand, and India.