Bangkok Airways to resume Bangkok – Maldives route
Getting to the Maldives
24 August, 2023
Bangkok Airways has announced the reinstatement of its direct flights connecting Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to the Male, Maldives, marking a significant return to this popular international route. The airline’s decision to recommence operations comes after an unexpected suspension of services earlier this year, leaving travelers surprised and inconvenienced.
Bangkok Airways abruptly ceased its flights to the Maldives on May 21, 2023, catching both passengers and travel agents off guard.
Service details, including the promotional roundtrip fare of USD 472, have been made available on Bangkok Airways’ official Facebook page. This promotional fare is applicable for bookings made before September 30, 2023, with the travel period extending until December 31, 2023.
The airline’s schedule will encompass four weekly flights, departing from Bangkok on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Flight PG711 is scheduled to take off from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport at 09:20, reaching Velana International Airport (MLE) in Male by 11:45. On the return journey, flight PG712 will depart from MLE at 12:40, landing back at BKK by 19:20.
At present, AirAsia holds the distinction of being the exclusive airline providing direct flights from Bangkok to the Maldives. With the reentry of Bangkok Airways into the market, travelers can expect heightened competition, potentially leading to improved services and more competitive pricing.
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