Batik Air Commences Direct Flights from Kuala Lumpur to the Maldives, Enhancing Tourism Opportunities
Velana International Airport, 23 June, 2023 - Batik Air, formerly known as MalindoAir, has launched direct flights from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to the Maldives, marking a significant development in the country's tourism sector. The airline's inaugural flight received a warm welcome with a special ceremony at Velana International Airport, including a water salute, with 121 passengers on board.
Operating Weekly 3 flights between Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and the Maldives since last May, Batik Air utilizes Boeing 737 aircraft with a seating capacity of 180 passengers for its Maldives operations. With its extensive network of 50 destinations, including Malaysia, Thailand, and Australia, Batik Air's entry into the Maldives market is expected to contribute to the country's growing tourism industry.
The addition of Batik Air's direct flights, alongside other airlines like Flyness from Saudi Arabia and the upcoming Virgin Atlantic flights from the US to Velana International Airport, offers travelers from various parts of the world more convenient options to explore the beauty and hospitality of the Maldives.
As more airlines choose to operate flights to the Maldives, the country's tourism industry is set to experience a significant boost, attracting a larger number of visitors and further establishing the Maldives as a premier destination for international travelers.