Kingfisher Airlines to begin Male-Mumbai flights

Thursday, 24 February 2011 20:18

The Civil Aviation Department of the Maldives yesterday licensed Indian Kingfisher Airlines to operate scheduled flight between Male and India’s Mumbai, commencing from March 21.

Director of Air Transport at the department, Abdulla Rasheed said the airline would operate daily flights on an A-320 aircraft, which has a passenger capacity of 174.

“The department has licensed Kingfisher to operate schedule flights between Male-Mumbai-Male on a daily basis. Maldivians will also be able to purchase tickets when the airline opens its ticket office in Male,” he said.

Kingfisher earlier operated flights from Gan International Airport in Addu City and to Mumbai.

The Kingfisher flight will arrive in Male International Airport at 3.10pm and will leave to Mumbai at 4.20pm.

The airline has an agent in the Maldives; however, a ticket office has not been established in the Maldives.

Air India flies five days a week to Bangalore and also runs a daily flight to Trivandrum.

Budget carrier SpiceJet previously received permission to fly to the Maldives, however it has not made use of this so far.


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