AirAsia resumes Direct Flights to Maldives
05 May, 2022
The largest low-cost airline in Asia, AirAsia has resumed international flights from Malaysia to the Maldives after more than two long years of no direct air connectivity between the two countries.
Scheduled flights are currently in operation twice a week from Kuala Lumpur to Velana International Airport and the airlines is expected to increase the frequencies in tandem with the demand. AirAsia is the only flight offering direct flights between the two countries without any stopovers.
With the resumption of flights, AirAsia is encouraging all guests to migrate and upgrade to the all-in-one AirAsia Super App for a seamless and contactless journey. Effective 1 April 2022, AirAsia’s counter check-in service is strictly for exempted categories of guests only at all airports in Malaysia.
AirAsia continues to grow its international services in line with strong demand. AirAsia has also resumed flights from Kuala Lumpur to India, Singapore, Brunei, the Maldives, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.
Maldives, the most dispersed country on the planet with 1,192 islands spread over roughly 90,000 square kilometres, already has 14 airports, including five international airports. Honeymoon islands with white sandy beaches and beautiful blue lagoons surrounded by turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean pleasing to the eye already on the airplane board before landing at one of the airports of the Maldives.
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