Maldivian launches new route from Malé to Colombo

MALĖ: Maldivian, the flag carrier of the Maldives, has announced the commencement of its highly anticipated service to Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo starting from April 25th, 2024. This strategic expansion further solidifies Maldivian’s commitment to connecting the Maldives with key international destinations, enhancing travel options for passengers, and promoting cultural and economic exchange between the two nations, the airline said in a statement.

Mr. Ibrahim Iyas, Managing Director of Maldivian, commented: “We have long waited to serve Colombo and bring both Maldives and Sri Lanka closer on business and leisure. This marks an expansion of our international network and our commitment to connect Maldives to the world. We would like to thank all the authorities and partners involved for supporting and making this new route possible.

Maldivian looks forward to welcoming passengers on board as we embark on this exciting journey to Colombo and beyond.”

The new route from Malé to Colombo represents an exciting milestone for both Maldivian and travellers seeking seamless connectivity between the Maldives and Sri Lanka. With its rich history, diverse culture, and thriving business opportunities, Colombo is an exceptional addition to our ever-growing network of destinations.

Ticket bookings for the new Colombo route will be available from February 29th, 2024 from all the sales channels of the airline including its website, mobile application and ticketing office, allowing travelers to plan and secure their journeys well in advance.

As part of its commitment to convenience and flexibility, Maldivian will operate two weekly flights to Colombo, departing every Thursday and Saturday. This schedule has been designed to cater to the needs of both leisure and business travellers, providing options for weekend trips. Passengers will have options to connect to Maldivian’s extensive domestic network of 16 destinations with convenient connections.

The flights will operate with timings as follows (all times are local):

For more information and to book your flights to Colombo, visit the official website at

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