Kingfisher Airlines applies for permission for daily Mumbai-Male’ flights

Indian airline Kingfisher has applied for permission to launch a daily flight between Male’ and Mumbai from mid-March, reports Indian travel media.

The move would coincide with growing interest in the Maldives in the Indian tourism market, and the competitive off-season in the island nation during the European summer.

Air India flies daily to Bangalore and also runs a daily flight to Trivandrum.

Low-cost carrier SpiceJet has previously received permission to fly to the Maldives, however it has not made use of this so far.