National airline Maldivian celebrating 21st anniversary
National airline Maldivian is celebrating its 21st anniversary. The airline was established in 2000 following the bankruptcy of the then-national airline Air Maldives. Air Maldives was the first national flag carrier commencing operations in 1974.
Prior to the pandemic Maldivian operated flights regularly to India, Bangladesh, Thailand, and China internationally, and to various domestic airports all across the Maldives and to resorts.
Maldivian played a crucial role during the pandemic operating repatriation flights, medical charters, cargo flights, and other COVID19 special flights. During this period, along with domestic flights, Maldivian operated flights to South Africa, UAE, China, and etc.
Maldivian which is wholly owned by the government of Maldives today has a fleet of 11 DHC6 Twin Otters, 10 DeHavilland Dash-8’s, 1 Airbus A320, and 1 Airbus A321. Additionally, Maldivian has long expressed plans to acquire a large Airbus A330 for further expansion.
On this special occasion, we wish all employees of Maldivian a happy anniversary.