Manta Air, the premier airline of Maldives, has marked a historic milestone with the planned commencement of direct flights from India to the Maldives, starting from March 1st, 2024. The inaugural charter flight from Bengaluru to Dhaalu Airport in its breathtaking Kudahuvadhoo Dhaalu Atoll took place on Friday, February 16th, heralding a new era of seamless travel between India and the Maldives.
By offering direct flights from Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport to Dhaalu Airport, Manta Air eliminates the need for travelers to transit through Male, streamlining the journey and providing direct access to the stunning luxury resorts nestled in Dhaalu Atoll. With flights scheduled on Fridays, Sundays, and Tuesdays, guests can maximize their stay in the Maldives, arriving in the morning and departing late in the evening.

The Dhaalu Atoll boasts some of the Maldives’ finest resorts, including Kandima Maldives, Niyama Private Islands, St. Regis Maldives, RIU, Baglioni, Angsana Velavaru, and Sun Siyam Iru Veli, offering unparalleled experiences amidst pristine natural beauty.
During the inaugural flight, esteemed travel partners, media representatives, and journalists from India experienced firsthand the convenience and luxury of the new route, including a special familiarization tour of Dhaalu Airport upon arrival with a fabulous stay at the game changing Kandima Maldives and the all-inclusive RIU Hotels & Resorts.

In collaboration with premium partner resorts, Manta Air has curated exclusive packages offering end-to-end convenience for international travelers from India, ensuring significant savings on flight time maximining their holiday time, extensive saving on costs and unmatched convenience be it a solo traveler or a family travelling to enjoy a holiday in the Maldives. These packages are tailored to provide an unforgettable experience, seamlessly connecting guests to the luxurious escapes of Dhaalu Atoll.

The package offers by Kandima Maldives starting from $2658 for a minimum 3 nights package for 2 people including return airfare from India (Bengaluru) to the Maldives (Dhaalu) on full board basis. As an exclusive designed inaugural package, you also get their oh-so kool inclusions like the floating breakfast (only for villas with pools), sunset cruise, a free room upgrade on availability and over 50% discount on Spa packages.

The offers by RIU Hotes & Resorts starting from $2986 for a minimum 4 nights package for 2 people inclusive of international return fare from India (Bengaluru) to the Maldives (Dhaalu), all-inclusive meals and airport transfers.

With this visionary initiative, Manta Air aims to elevate the in-flight experience, simplify international travel processes, and eliminate the need for intermediary travel requirements, setting new standards of excellence in air travel between India and the Maldives.

For media inquiries and further information, please contact:
Neeraj Seth
Cluster Director – Public Relations
Pulse Hotels & Resorts
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About Manta Air:
Manta Air is the leading airline of Maldives, committed to delivering exceptional travel experiences and unparalleled convenience to passengers. With a focus on innovation and customer satisfaction, Manta Air continues to set new benchmarks in the aviation industry, connecting travelers to the breathtaking beauty of Maldives and beyond.

For more details about the offers and ticketing, please contact our partners:
Reollo Travel,
InterGlobe, Manta Air (GSA, India),

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