Mihin Lanka to recommence flights to Male from today

Nov 12, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Mihin Lanka will recommence flight operations to Malé, Maldives from today, the company said.

“A total of three weekly flights will be introduced and will operate every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from Bandaranaike International Airport.”

Rohana Perera, head of commercial, Mihin Lanka said they were adding another SAARC destination to the network to reach a growing community of Maldivians in Sri Lanka, and many people who live and work in the Maldives.

“Expatriate workers from countries such as Bangladesh and India live in the Maldives and need access to affordable flights to and from Malé.”

In addition, the new flights will support Sri Lanka’s medical tourism industry and will make it easier for Maldivians to visit Sri Lanka to receive world-class medical treatment, the airline said.

Launched in 2007, Mihin Lanka services corporate, business, pilgrim, and leisure travellers with direct flights todestinations across the Indian Subcontinent, Asia and the Middle East.

These destinations include Dhaka in Bangladesh, Jakarta in Indonesia, and Madurai, Kolkata, Gaya and Varanasi in India. The airline also flies to Bahrain and Muscat in the Middle East, Lahore in Pakistan and Mahé in the Seychelles.