Mega Maldives Airlines, the largest international airline of the Maldives will be opening a new chapter in Indian aviation with launch of non-stop flights between Indian and Maldives. Starting, November 15, 2016 Mega Maldives will connect passengers from New Delhi and Male’ three times a week.
“We are thrilled with the positive response both in India and in Maldives to our new services to India. The resort and hospitality community of Maldives is clearly throwing open their doors to an excited and dynamic Indian market”, said George Weinmann, founder and Chief Executive Office, Mega Maldives Airline. “The Maldives is consistently ranked among the world’s best tourist destinations. It is also increasingly popular with Indian tourists with over 52,000 guests arriving in 2015, and growing at almost 20% per year in recent years.”
As the first non-stop service between the two capital cities, Mega Maldives Airlines provides significant advantages to what is available in the market. At a journey time of just 3Hrs 40Min (outbound) and 4Hrs and 20Min (Inbound), this is the fastest and only non-stop connection between the two cities, cutting journey times on other existing flight options by between 2-8 hours.
Mega Maldives will provide world class services on this route on board the ‘Queen of Skies’ – Boeing 737-800 as per the following schedule:
|Flight||Depart||Arrive||Dep time||Arrival time||Days||Flight Duration|
|LV304||MLE||DEL||15:15||19:25||Mon, Thu, Sat||03h:40m|
Configured with 12 business class and 156 economy class seats, passengers will be able to enjoy premium onboard services with the latest Boeing Sky Interior.
For leisure travellers, the above schedule provides significant benefits. It departs from Delhi at the convenient time of 8:50am (Tue, Sun) and 10am (Fri) and arrives into the Maldives just after mid-day to make the best use of hotel check-in times and sea-plane transfers. Similarly, the flight departs Maldives at 3:15pm, allowing guests to enjoy their hotels in the morning before transferring to the airport conveniently right after check-out. The above schedule allows for a range of holiday durations including 2, 3 and 4night packages popular with Indian tourists.
For business travellers, the schedule allows a convenient the option of arriving into the Male on Sunday (the first working day in the Maldives) and departing either the next day, or an option to arrive on Tuesday for a 2 night option before departing on Thursday (the last working day of the week in Maldives).