Maldivian Airline celebrates arrival of first Airbus A320 aircraft

Maldivian, the national airline carrier, celebrated the arrival of its first Airbus A320 aircraft in the Maldives at a ceremony at the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (INIA) on Wednesday.

According to Maldivian, the aircraft interior was “modified to a three class configuration: 14 business, 24 premium and 114 economy class seats and was installed with an in-flight entertainment system.”

“Training, maintenance and operation procedures needed to be adapted to the specific characteristics of the A320, while ensuring an efficient and effective implementation schedule that will facilitate safe, effective, and sustained operations,” reads a press statement by the carrier.

The aircraft was ferried from Toulouse, France to Maldives via Doha.


Maldivian Air drops three flights from weekly schedule

Maldivian flights to Fuvahmulah have been reduced to four days a week due to a decrease in demand for passage to the single-island atoll.

Maldivian previously operated daily flights due to an increased demand during the holiday season of October through December.

The new airline officially began operating scheduled flights to Fuvah Mulah’s newly opened airport in November 2011.

Flights are now scheduled for Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, Haveeru reports. Additional flights may be added according to passenger demand.