Maldivian Operated Additional 200+ Flights During Eid Holidays
Eid holidays have sparked a surge in demand for domestic travel within the Maldives. In response, the national carrier Maldivian operated additional 200 flights to 17 destinations during the first 15 days of the holiday to cater for the demand.
According to Maldivian’s Network planing and Revenue Management Specialist Mr Mohamed Rishan, the carrier provided 11,320 additional seats during this period. The highest flight movements received were from Addu Atoll, Fuvahmulah, Funadhoo, Hoarafushi and Hanimadhooo with Mondays and Thursdays being the busiest days. Maldivian also maintained an average load factor of 70% during all these flights.
To meet the growing demand for flights, Maldivian introduced three brand new ATRs in 2023 and now has a fleet of nine Dash8s and three ATRs for domestic flights.
In addition, Maldivian launched seaplane flights to Fulhadhoo Island, first of its kind in June and plans to commence regular services to the local island during the 2023-2024 season.
The introduction of new flights and the expansion of Maldivian’s fleet demonstrate the carrier’s commitment to meeting the needs of travelers and supporting the recovery of the industry. As the situation continues to improve, it is likely that demand for domestic travel will continue to grow, providing a much-needed boost to local economies.