Maldivian Commences Direct Flights to Colombo

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Maldivian Aero commenced direct flights between Malé and Colombo Thursday night, with flights scheduled between the two destinations every Thursday and Saturday.

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Passengers can avail themselves of ticket prices starting at USD 165 for the Colombo route, inclusive of 30 kilograms of checked baggage and an inflight meal service.

In response to the new service, Nawaloka Hospital in Colombo has announced special packages for travelers arriving in the city via Maldivian Aero. 

These packages include complimentary services such as consultations, medical history evaluations, Body Mass Index (BMI) checks, consultations with a dietician, as well as dental and eye check-ups. Additionally, the hospital is extending a 15 percent discount on out-patient laboratory services and a five percent discount on x-ray services to passengers.

This marks Maldivian Aero’s re-entry into the Sri Lankan market after previously operating flights to Ratmalana International Airport during the administration of former President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in 2022. However, initial flights on this route were discontinued a week after commencement due to low demand.

Maldivian Aero plans to operate the Malé-Colombo sector with its Airbus A320 aircraft, as the airline continues to expand its fleet. Presently, the airline operates a total of 14 aircraft, including the Airbus A320 and two ATR aircraft, with the remainder being Dashes.

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