13 May 2023
Malaysia’s Batik Air, previously known as MalindoAir, has launched flights to the Maldives, expanding its reach to the popular tourist destination.
The airline’s inaugural flight arrived at Velana International Airport with 57 passengers on board at 8:30 pm on Friday, and was greeted with a ceremonial water salute.
Batik Airs operates flights to 52 destinations worldwide.
The airline will utilize Boeing 737 Max aircraft for its trips to the Maldives. The flights will include direct flights from Malaysia to the Maldives, as well as transit flights connecting Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives.
A one-way ticket from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Velana International Airport is priced at RM699, equivalent to approximately MVR 2,400.
In addition to Batik Air, Saudi Arabia’s Flynas and US-based airline Virgin Atlantic are also preparing to introduce flights to Velana International Airport.
Batik Air is a rapidly expanding Malaysian-based airline with its main hubs at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 1 (KLIA) in Sepang and Subang Skypark Terminal at Subang in Selangor, Malaysia.
Batik Air took to the skies in March 2013 with domestic flights in Malaysia and has since grown to operate routes to all major airports across the continents of Asia, Australia and the Middle East.
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