In a groundbreaking move, Manta Air, the leading airline in the Maldives, is set to elevate the travel experience for Indian tourists with the introduction of direct flights from Bengaluru to the picturesque Dhaalu Atoll. The announcement was made at an exclusive event held at the chic Bang at The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Bangalore, signaling a significant shift in international air travel to the Maldives.
This strategic initiative aims to redefine the journey for Indian travelers by offering direct flights from Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport to Dhaalu Airport in the Maldives. By bypassing the traditional route through Male’s Velaana International Airport, tourists can now enjoy a hassle-free and cost-effective journey to explore the luxurious resorts situated in Dhaalu Atoll.
Dhaalu Atoll, known for hosting some of the Maldives' finest resorts, including Kandima Maldives, Niyama Private Islands, St. Regis Maldives, and more, will become easily accessible to Indian visitors. The flights, scheduled to commence in January 2024, have been strategically timed to allow guests to maximize their stay duration in the Maldives.
Mohamed Khaleel, CEO of Manta Air, expressed excitement about this pivotal moment in the company's trajectory. He highlighted the shift from being a domestic and seaplane carrier to an international airline operator. The move anticipates increased travel interest and bookings from Indian tourists, promoting seamless access to renowned resorts in Dhaalu Atoll.