Malaysia's Batik Air launches flights to Maldives
Batik Air offers daily flights between Kuala Lumpur and Male via Colombo, with direct flights connecting the two capitals expected to commence in June.
Malaysia's Batik Air commenced its operations to the Maldives on Friday.
The inaugural flight of Batik Air carrying 57 passengers touched down at Velana International Airport at 8:30pm, where it was greeted with a special water salute, marking a momentous occasion for both the airline and the destination.
Batik Air is set to offer daily flights between Kuala Lumpur and Male via Colombo, with direct flights connecting the two capitals expected to commence in late June.
Formerly known as Malindo Air, the airline has undergone a rebranding to Batik Air and is embracing this fresh identity to introduce a series of enticing promotions, aimed at facilitating travel to numerous coveted locations.
Batik Air will deploy Boeing 737 aircraft, accommodating up to 180 passengers, on its flights to Maldives. With an extensive network covering 50 destinations, including Malaysia, Thailand, and Australia, the airline’s offerings will grant convenient access to Maldives, further solidifying the nation’s position as a popular tourist destination.
More airlines are anticipated to commence flights to Maldives throughout the year. Alongside Batik Air, Saudi Arabia’s Flynas and UK-based Virgin Atlantic have confirmed plans to initiate operations to Velana International Airport, further enriching the air travel options available to travellers seeking to explore the beauty of the Maldives.