Maldivian Begins Scheduled Flights to Ratmalana, Sri Lanka

The national airline, Maldivian has begun direct flights to Colombo International Airport, Ratmalana (CIAR), located in the suburbs of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Until now, flights from Maldives operated to Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) only. The flight has begun after the Colombo International Airport, Ratmalana (CIAR) which had been Sri Lanka’s first international airport, reopened for international flights after 55 years.

The inaugural flight from Male’ to Colombo landed at the CIAR to a celebratory water cannon salute on Sunday. Also, a ceremony was held at the airport to welcome the passengers who arrived on the airport to celebrate the first international flight to land at the airport in half a century.

Maldivian announced that it will be operating three weekly flights to Ratmalana, on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Economy promo fare for a two-way ticket to Ratmalana is MVR 3,312 and the Economy Flex fare for a two-way ticket is 3,988.

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