Air Bubble: Vistara Operates Inaugural Flight On Mumbai-Male Route

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Full-service carrier Vistara on Wednesday operates its inaugural flight on the Mumbai-Male route under the air bubble agreement.

As per a statement by the airline, the first flight from Mumbai to Male departed from the Mumbai International Airport (CSMIA) at 10.10 AM. Vistara will fly three times a week on the route under India’s transport bubble agreement with the Republic of Maldives.

“We are excited to extend our international network to the gorgeous Maldives. Malé is now a Vistara city!” Vistara said in a tweet.

Vistara Inaugural Flight On Mumbai-Male Route
Vistara Inaugural Flight On Mumbai-Male Route

Vistara Flights Schedule To/From Male

SectorFlight No.Days of OperationDepartureArrival
Mumbai – MaléUK271Wed, Sat, Sun1345 Hrs1600 Hrs
Malé – MumbaiUK272Wed, Sat, Sun1700 Hrs2015 Hrs
* All timings shown are in local time zones

Vistara Mumbai-Male Fares

The airline has also announced an Introductory all-inclusive, round-trip fares starting from ₹17,699;

EconomyPremium EconomyBusiness
INR 17,699INR 23,799INR 46,999

Vistara has also opened the bookings on all channels, including Vistara’s website, mobile app, and through travel agents and online booking websites.

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Commenting on the launch of the new routes, Mr. Leslie Thng, Chief Executive Officer, Vistara, said, “Our new service to the Maldives will give travelers greater access to one of India’s most preferred holiday destinations. We are delighted at the opportunity of taking India’s Best Airline to more places and offering the very best of air travel to people flying between India and the Maldives while maintaining the highest standards of safety and hygiene.”

All tourist establishments in the Maldives have been regulated to ensure that they are in line with the COVID-19 safe tourism guidelines issued by the Maldivian Ministry of Tourism along with a certification program to uphold high standards of safety and hygiene.

India on 23rd March 2020 has suspended all international flights operation to curb the spread of the Coronavirus. Currently, international flights are operated under the Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) and Air Bubble arrangements to bring back stranded Indians in various countries.

It is worth mentioning here that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on 26th February announced that the ban on commercial flights to/from India will continue until March 31.


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