Maldivian adds A320, to launch new international routes

Maldivian (IATA: Q2), (Island Aviation Services) the national airline of Maldives, has added an Airbus A320 to its fleet and will be shortly launching three new international destinations.

Photo credit: YPspotter32

The airline will be launching new service to Chennai and Mumbai in India, and Dhaka in Bangladesh. It’s first Airbus A320, pictured above, will be configured with 14 Business Class, 24 Premium Economy and 114 Economy Class seats.

Chennai – Dhaka

There has historically been significant O&D traffic between Dhaka and Maldives, albeit not sufficient to warrant a non-stop service. Maldivian is using the Chennai stop to cater for this, and also appears to hold fifth freedom rights between Chennai and Dhaka – another city pair presently without direct service. The route begins on 18th November.

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Mumbai is a new addition to Maldivian’s international network and will launch with three weekly services beginning on 15th November.

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Map generated via Great Circle Mapper

 The airline has used the rest of the flying hours of its A320, to be utilized on flights to Trivandrum – its only other international destination, presently served on-board Dash 8 aircraft.

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Success of Maldivian’s foray into international jet aircraft operations – specially with a three class premium heavy narrow-body configuration – still remains to be seen. But one thing is for sure – that it is going to be an exciting period for the Maldivian aviation industry.

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