Most of the popular airliners ply from India to the Maldives, taking you to Malé International Airport – the prime airport in the Maldives. The Maldives flights are easily available from major Indian cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi and Bangalore. While direct flights are available from Chennai and Kochi, transit flights ply from the other cities. Some of the airlines that fly from India include Indigo, Spice Jet, Jet Airways, Air India, and Sri Lankan Airlines. As far as international carriers are concerned, flights by Cathay Pacific, Hahn Air, British Airways, Qatar Airways
and more have daily flights from their corresponding destinations.
The Maldives is also well connected with the rest of the world with flights plying from Dubai
and Sri Lanka
. Apart from commercial carriers, charter flights ply from Europe
and China. The other major airport in the Maldives is the one located in the Gan Island, Addu City, which acts as the segway to the southern regions of the country.
When traveling from India, ensure you’re awake during the flight so you don’t miss out on the glimpse of the idyllic scene outside. In addition to that, it is equally important to stay awake during the descent and landing at Malé as well. The natural beauty of the place is really breathtaking.
There are multiple modes of transportation meant for to and fro airport transfers. Ferry boats, sea launches and domestic flights can connect you with the rest of the tourist destinations from Malé but what steals the show and arrives as a must-experience activity is the sea plane. Though comparatively more expensive than their other commute counterparts, sea planes offer the best of Maldivian experience and take you on a voyage across breathtaking aerial views. If you’re keen on taking the sea plan experience, you can easily get them booked from the resort you’ve booked your stay.
Flight Duration: Approximately between 9 to 16 hours depending on carriers and stopovers
Approximate cost per person: Rs. 7,000 to Rs.15,000 per person per flight
Frequent Flights: Indigo, Spice Jet, Cathay Pacific, Hahn Air, British Airways and Qatar Airways
Biggest Airport: Malé International Airport