Beginning on June 23, Batik Air Malaysia will operate daily flights to the Maldives, as announced. For flights that make a stop in Sri Lanka en route to the Maldives, the airline will use a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. After ceasing service to Sri Lanka in 2020, Batik Air Malaysia will now be the first airline to offer flights to the Maldives.
The number of Malaysian visitors to the Maldives has significantly increased, with 783 Malaysians travelling there in January alone. Comparing this figure to the same time last year, there has been an increase of 587 percent.
According to CEO Mushafiz Bin Mustafa Bakri, "Batik Air will continue to enhance our schedules and network by adding new destinations and resuming old routes to fulfil the ever-growing worldwide demand for travel." "The new routes will offer business and leisure travellers with connectivity via Kuala Lumpur yet another extra choice."
There will be 35 airlines operating flights to the Maldives after the addition of Batik Air Malaysia. While the Maldives maintains its status as a top tourist destination, there is a rise in demand for travel there. A number of other airlines are also preparing to start flying to the Maldives, which is anticipated to help the nation's tourism sector grow even further.