IndiGo — India's largest low-cost carrier has announced Malé as it's 13th international destination starting this November. It is planned the airline will operate daily non-stop flights between Malé-Kochi, five weekly flights from Mumbai and two weekly flights from Bengaluru. These flights are designed to cater to business and leisure travellers for are looking for new and affordable flying option.
“We are pleased to announce Malé as our 13th international destination effective 15 November 2018. We will operate direct flights to Malé from three key cities of Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kochi. With the mesmerising natural beaches, Malé has a huge potential for leisure travel. These flights will provide a low-cost and affordable option to Indians who wish to experience the beauty that the Maldives have to offer” Mr William Boulter, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo said.
“IndiGo will continue to expand its network to meet the requirements of both business and leisure travellers wherever they demand it. It is our constant endeavour to provide more flexibility of choice to our customers as IndiGo continues to offer them on-time, courteous and hassle-free service, and an affordable flying experience always” Mr Boulter further added.
With a spectacular water salute, Velana International Airport welcomed the first IndiGo flight to the Maldives. Afterwards we got to see a Boduberu cultural dance performance and a ribbon cutting ceromony by Chief Guest; Indian Ambassador to the Maldives, H. E. Mr Akileh Mishra, Acting Managing Director of MACL; Mr Moosa Solih and Vice President, AOCS of Indigo, Ms Cynthia Crabill Szadokierski.
IndiGo is amongst the fastest growing low-cost carriers in the world. It is the largest airline in India by passengers carried and fleet size, with a 41.3% domestic market share as of June 2018.