Budget airline Batik Air from Malaysia has announced the beginning of flights to the Maldives, thus broadening its network of locations. On May 12, 2023, at 8:30 p.m., the debut flight of Batik Air touched down at Velana International Airport and was given a ceremonial water salute. There were 57 people in total aboard the inaugural flight to the Maldives.
Batik Air intends to run daily flights to and from the Maldives, linking Malaysia and Sri Lanka to the island nation. The beginning of direct flights between Malaysia and the Maldives is planned for late June. The previously known as MalindoAir airline has changed its name to Batik Air and is promoting special deals to entice travelers to its enlarged network of locations.
Batik Air will use Boeing 737 aircraft with a 180 passenger capacity for its operations to the Maldives. The airline already offers seamless connectivity for travelers to access the Maldives in fifty locations, including Malaysia, Thailand, and Australia. The expansion of the number of airlines that fly to the Maldives, including Batik Air, Flynus from Saudi Arabia, and US Virgin Atlantic, would boost the nation's tourism sector.
The beginning of Batik Air's flights to the Maldives reflects the expanding popularity of this well-liked vacation spot and offers new chances for travelers looking for easy and economical ways to experience the Maldives' natural beauty.