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05 Amazing Local Airlines to Travel in Maldives!

Thinking of taking a trip to the Maldives? One thing you should look into when planning your trip is the cheapest and easiest way to travel between different islands. There are several budget-friendly and cheap domestic Maldives flights, that will make your trip easier!

01. Villa Air

Villa Air, an airline which is operated under Villa Group is a great option to connect to the beautiful islands and resorts in the Maldives. Villa Air currently flies to three main airports including Villa International Airport in Maamigili, Dharavandhoo Airport and Velana International Airport.

Recently Villa Air also updated their livery to showcase the stunning lagoons, majestic whale sharks, blues of the Maldivian ocean, greens of the beautiful palm trees as well as white to represent the white sandy beaches to capture the true Maldivian essence.

02. Trans Maldivian Airways

Trans Maldivian, also known as TMA is the world’s largest seaplane operator, connecting travellers to beautiful resorts in the Maldives. Starting as Hummingbird Island Helicopters, Trans Maldivian has since then grown rapidly, becoming one of the first choices for travellers looking to get a unique experience in their resorts. 

For many, seaplanes are included in the bucket list for things to do in Maldives, and TMA fulfils these wishes by taking the scenic route to the next destination for travellers.

Also Read: Velana International Airport Sets New Air Traffic Record!

03. Maldivian Airlines

If your Maldives itinerary includes several local islands to explore, Maldivian Airlines will connect you to different islands as well as India and Bangladesh. Offering both seaplane and wheelbase flights, Maldivian is the national carrier offering daily flights to 16 different airports within the country. 

Maldivian also had a recent update in their livery, showcasing dolphins to showcase the marine life and hues of blue to represent the blue sky and the ocean at different depths.

04. BeOnd

BeOnd Airlines, which started operating in 2023 is ready to take travellers to Maldives in style and luxury. This all-premium class aircraft provides travellers with lie-flat seats, private chauffeuring, and airport lounge access as well as an elegant dining experience on your trip to the Maldives.

Currently, BeOnd connects travellers to the Maldives from Dubai, Milan, Munich, Riyadh and Zurich, and the airline is ready to provide the perfect 2024 summer escape with updated flight schedules!

05. Manta Air

Manta Air is another domestic airline that provides both seaplanes and wheelbase flights, connecting travellers to local islands as well as resorts in the Maldives. Soaring to new heights, Manta Air has also started providing flights to India in 2024, providing direct flights from Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport to the Maldives’ Dhaalu Airport. 

The airline connects travellers to more than thirty hotel destinations across six regional Atolls and three key airports in the Maldives. 

While these are some of the top 05 airlines in the Maldives, that will connect you to your dream vacation, travellers also choose to fly with Singapore Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines, Fly Dubai and Emirates to get the easiest connection from different countries.

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Hawaiian Airlines’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Welcomes First Guests!

Hawaiian Airlines has just marked the arrival of the inaugural flight of its new flagship aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The airline, which is celebrating 93 years in 2024 is is the largest operator of commercial flights to and from the island state of Hawaii. Additionally, the airline is also the 24th-largest commercial airline in the United States.

The inaugural flight for Hawaiian Airlines’ new flagship aircraft Aircraft N781N has been named named Kapuahi. This name directly translated to a star known as Aldebaran in Western astronomy.

Today marks an incredible achievement for all of us at Hawaiian Airlines and I’d like to thank all of our teammates, Boeing and our many partners for helping us make this moment possible. Our 787-9 is a true flagship product that, when paired with the award-winning hospitality of our crew, will provide guests with an unforgettable Hawaiʻi travel experience, says Peter Ingram – president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines.

The guests of the inaugural Hawaiian Airlines flight also had the lucky chance to be the first to watch the brand new safety video on the airline. The tag-line ‘Aloha and welcome aboard’ welcomes the passengers, as the crew talks through the safety procedures. The safety video also showcases the beauty of Hawaii, allowing travellers a first glimpse into the beautiful island.

A Look Into the Cabins of Hawaiian Airlines

The 34 Leihōkū (garland of stars) suites of the airline features lie-flat seating. With this, Hawaiian Airlines welcome travelers with an 18-inch in-flight entertainment screen, as well as personal power outlets, wireless cell phone charging, and direct aisle access. The suites also offers privacy or a shared experience, allowing couples to fall asleep.

The main cabin consists of 266 Collins Aerospace Aspire seats with ergonomically contoured back and armrests. This seat can be maximized into a living space, offering more shoulder and hip room. Additionally, the cabin also features a 12-inch seatback monitor with USB-A and USB-C charging ports. Main Cabin guests can also select from 79 Extra Comfort seats to enjoy more legroom and access to AC power outlets.

Hawaii has been an increasingly popular destination among travellers. As of recent, Hawaii has yet again picked up its popularity as a dream wedding destination as well. Travellers who love the islands compare it to other beach destinations such as The Maldives.

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