Male’ Maldives, 10th May 2022 – AirAsia, Malaysia’s largest and multinational low-cost airline, has announced the recommencement of direct flights to the Maldives from 3 May onwards. After more than two years since the suspension of flights due to the COVID-19 pandemic breakout in 2020, the airline has finally resumed operations to the island nation following the reopening of Malaysia’s international borders on 1 May 2022. 

Velana International Airport celebrated the airline’s return on its social media pages.

AirAsia is the only airline that flies direct to the Maldives from Kuala Lumpur. It operates two weekly flights to and from the idyllic island destination, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Riad Asmat, CEO of AirAsia Malaysia said, “The Maldives tops the list of ‘must-visit’ island destinations and the demand for flights there has been pleasing, on the back of the easing in travel restrictions and other regulations, which is a great first step to revive the local and international tourism industry.”

Furthermore, he shared that seats to this ultimate beach destination  are now available for booking on the airasia Super App with all-in-fares from RM359 one-way from Kuala Lumpur to the Maldives, and from USD189 for one-way tickets from the Maldives to Kuala Lumpur.

Flights are on sale until 15 May 2022 for the travel period between 23 May and 31 October 2022.

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