No-frills carrier IndiGo has started two weekly flights between India and Maldives under the Air Transport Bubble from today (03 Sep 2020). The first such arrangement in South-Asia was recently decided after the agreement between officials from both the governments.
The airline will operate flights on the Kochi-Male-Kochi route twice a week, while adhering to all the precautionary measures, ensuring a safe and hassle-free travel experience on-board a lean clean flying machine.
Schedule of IndiGo flights between India and Maldives will be as following.
|6E 1795||Kochi||Male||Thursday and Sunday||03-Sep-20||12:10||13:10|
|6E 1796||Male||Kochi||Thursday and Sunday||03-Sep-20||14:10||16:10|
William Boulter, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo said, “We are pleased to resume connections between India and Maldives, starting with two weekly flights between Male and Kochi under Air Bubble. Male will be connected to various domestic destinations in India from Kochi, while providing safe and hassle-free flying experience onboard a lean, clean flying machine.”
“India is one of the key markets for inbound tourism for the Maldives, while it receives a huge share of its medical tourists from the Maldives. These flights will promote trade tourism and mobility, giving a boost to economic recovery in both countries.”
This step comes in accordance with the safe corridor provided by the local authorities where the tourists can travel straight to their respective resorts from the airport without any hassle, in absence of quarantine restrictions.
The Maldives opened its International border for tourists on July 15, since the inhabited islands and resort islands of the Maldives have been largely unaffected by the current pandemic.
Additionally, this arrangement would also facilitate and regularize the flow of Maldivians seeking medical treatment to India as well as a sizeable number of Indians working as nurses, teachers, and resort workers in the Maldives.