Sunday, February 28, 2016

Maldives, India look to expand air connectivity with Delhi, Mumbai flights

Government announced Saturday that negotiations have been carried out with airlines from India to begin direct flights between Male and Indian city of New Delhi and Mumbai.

Tourism minister Moosa Zameer, back from an official visit to India, told reporters at the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport that discussions were held with Indian authorities to begin direct flights between Male and the Indian capital and the neighbouring country’s commercial hub. Negotiations also were held with India’s flagship carrier Air India and IndiGo to expedite the plan, he added.

“There are no challenges to operating flights to Delhi and Mumbai. Indian Airlines [Air India] has expressed interest in that sector,” Zameer said.

The minister, however, admitted that existing agreements between Maldives and India have to be amended in order to begin the operations.
27/02/16 Ali Naafiz and Mohamed Yameen/Haveeru Online
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