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Maldivian seeks Europe flights

  • Discussions highly fruitful
  • Maldivian invites three firms
  • Seaplanes part of talks

Maldives' flag carrier Maldivian Saturday has revealed that it has initiated discussion with three companies at the ITB fair over expanding its operations to Europe.

Head of Maldivian Holidays told Avas in Germany said the main purpose of the company's visit to the ITB Fair was to expand its business interests. He added that all options were being explored to expand the airline operations to Europe.

"We are viewing the options which could be used to expand Maldivian. Our current trip is proving quite successful as a couple of parties have already expressed interest. We have invited them to visit Male. We have to hold our future discussions in detail," he explained.

He stated that the company wished to commence direct routes to Europe, noting however that it would be quite a difficult task. He added that increasing destinations was part of Maldivians goals, even at the cost of bringing in more air crafts.

"Currently we have two airbuses. So we have a technical stop in the Middle East or Delhi. We can hold direct flights if we bring in another air craft."

He also added that discussions were held regarding the expansion of Maldivian sea planes, noting that the business had been successful for the company so far.

Maldivian is the national airline of Maldives. The airline currently boasts operations to China, Bangladesh, Thailand, as well as India.

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