Mihin Lanka recommenced flight operations to Malé in the Maldives from yesterday. Mihin Lanka has added Malé to its route network, to help foster stronger trade and cultural ties between Sri Lanka and the Maldives and provide greater connectivity throughout the region. A total of three weekly flights will be introduced and will operate every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from Bandaranaike International Airport.
Malé is an important destination in Asia and also connects travellers and expatriate workers to other destinations in the region such as Bangladesh and India. The Maldives is well known for its pristine beaches and its tourism industry has undergone immense development over the years, additionally the Maldives has become renowned for offering many diverse trade and business opportunities.
The new flight schedule will also help support Sri Lanka’s medical tourism industry and will make it easier for Maldivians to visit Sri Lanka to receive world-class medical treatment. The reintroduction of flights will also make it easier for Maldivian travellers to visit Sri Lanka for business and leisure.
Commenting on the addition of Malé to Mihin Lanka’s route network, Mihin Lanka Head of Commercial Rohana Perera stated, “Mihin Lanka is very proud to recommence our operations to Malé and add yet another SAARC destination to our network. Sri Lanka is home to a growing community of Maldivians and many Sri Lankans also live and work in the Maldives.
Additionally, many expatriate workers from countries such as Bangladesh and India reside in the Maldives and also need access to affordable flights to and from Malé. By reintroducing flights between Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Mihin Lanka is playing an important role in strengthening connectivity throughout the region and is also supporting the development of strong cultural and trade ties between both nations.”