Colombo, March 6 (NIA) – Maldives national airline, Maldivian will begin flights to Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo in the coming weeks, an official from Sri Lanka’s Aviation Ministry said on Monday.
The authorization was given following discussions held between Maldives’ Minister of Tourism, Moosa Zameer and Sri Lanka’s Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva.
Maldivian operator Island Aviation Services (IAS)’s Head of Administration Ali Nashaath told a local media in Male that the company is currently in the midst of preparing to commence flight operations to Colombo.
“We can announce a date to begin the flights over the next two to three weeks,” he said.
Colombo is one of the main destinations of Maldivian travellers for business, medical and vacation trips.
Maldivian used to operate flights to Colombo but suspended it in 2013 due to low demand.