Malaysia’s Batik Air to commence operations to the Maldives

An aircraft of Malaysia's budget airline, Batik Air.

Malaysian airline, Batik Air, has geared up to commence operations to the Maldives.

As per the airline, they will commence scheduled flights to the Maldives on May 12th, which will transit in Colombo, Sri Lanka before arrival at the island nation.

The airline will be utilizing Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft for these daily operations. Batik Air previously served Sri Lanka, from 2015 to 2020.

Saudi Arabia’s budget airline, Flynas, is also scheduled to commence operations to the Maldives in June.

As aviation and tourism recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – China Southern Airline resumed operations to the Maldives in February.

Commencement of the operations of the two new airlines to the Maldives is expected to further increase tourist arrivals.

Statistics shared by Tourism Minister Dr. Abdulla Mausoom last week show that Maldives has surpassed half a million tourist arrival mark so far into this year.