Leading no-frill carrier IndiGo has announced that it will operate direct flight from Mumbai, India to Male, Maldives under the Air Transport Bubble Agreement.
IndiGo will operate this flight from every Thursday and Sunday starting from 15th October 2020 and will continue till 22nd Oct.
From Mumbai, the airline will operate 6E 8259 which will depart from Mumbai at 10:25 and will arrive at Male on 13:10
While returning from Male, 6E 8261 will depart at 14:10 and arrive at Mumbai airport on 17:10.
|Flight No||Sector||Dep.||Arr.||Frq.||Start & End Date|
|6E 8259||Mumbai-Male||10:25||13:10||…4..7||15 Oct to 22 Oct|
|6E 8261||Male-Mumbai||14:10||17:40||…4..7||15 Oct to 22 Oct|
On August 13th, India and the Maldives both countries have agreed to create an “air travel bubble” to facilitate passenger traffic between the two countries.
As per the air bubble agreement, Indian and Maldivian carriers are permitted to operate flights between India and Maldives and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
From India to Maldives:
- Maldivian nationals/residents and foreign nationals holding valid Maldivian visas, if required;
- Any Indian national. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter the Maldives before the issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.
From Maldives to India:
- Indian nationals;
- All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding Maldivian passports, and
- Foreigners (including diplomats) holding a valid visas issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.
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