IndiGo to start Male’ operations on November 15

An IndiGo flight pictured mid-flight. (File Photo)

The low-cost airline headquartered in India, IndiGo, has announced plans to launch flight operations between Maldives and three Indian cities.

IndiGo has announced it will launch operations between Maldives and Indian cities - Cochin, Bangalore and Mumbai on November 15.

The airline says it will have daily flights between Maldives and Cochin, five flights per week between Maldives and Mumbai, and two flights per week between Maldives and Bangalore.

The airline will celebrate the launch of the operations with a special fare of USD 80 for trips to any of the destinations.

Chief Commercial Officer of IndiGo, Willy Boulter says Maldives is the airline’s 13th international destination.

He said setting up direct flights to Maldives from three key Indian cities was a huge opportunity.

“This is also a great opportunity for Indian citizens who want to spend their vacations in Maldives,” sad Boulter.

Another low-cost airline based in India, GoAir has also recently launched operations in Maldives. The airline currently operates between Maldives and Mumbai, and has announced plans to start operations between Maldives and New Delhi soon.