“The airline will fly three times a week to Male under India’s travel bubble agreement with the Maldives. Vistara will deploy its Airbus A320neo aircraft with three-class cabin configuration on the routes, thus becoming the only airline to offer travellers the choice of Premium Economy in addition to Business and Economy cabins, on flights between India and the Maldives,” the airline said in a statement.
Bookings for the flights are being progressively opened on all channels, including Vistara’s website, mobile app, and through travel agents, the airline said.
“Our new service to the Maldives will give travellers greater access to one of India’s most-preferred holiday destinations. We are delighted at the opportunity of taking India’s Best Airline to more places and offering the very best of air travel to people flying between India and the Maldives while maintaining the highest standards of safety and hygiene,” Leslie Thng, Chief Executive Officer, Vistara, was quoted in the statement.
Maldives has become a sought after international destinations for Indians, especially people from Mumbai, in the post COVID world.
The reason for a huge uptick in demand for Male is due to lenient quarantine measures for COVID negative passengers.
All tourist establishments in the Maldives have been regulated to ensure that they are in line with the COVID-19 safe tourism guidelines issued by the Maldivian Ministry of Tourism along with a certification program to uphold high standards of safety and hygiene, Vistara’s statement read.