An air travel agreement was signed between the government of Maldives and Bahrain on Wednesday.
The agreement was signed by Transport Minister Aishath Nahula on the sidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)'s General Assembly currently ongoing in Montreal, Canada. Transportation and Telecommunication Minister of Bahrain Mr. Kamal bin-Ahmed Mohamed signed the agreement on behalf of Bahrain.
The agreement was signed under an MoU established between the two countries on January 18, 1995.
Bahrain's national airline, Gulf Air has requested for approval to begin operation to the Maldives. The airline will begin flights between the two countries on October 28 this year, with six weekly flights operating via Male'-Bahrain and Male'-Colombo-Bahrain route.
With the new agreement between Maldives and Bahrain, Maldives has now established air travel agreements with 47 countries. Under the agreements, 29 airlines from 21 countries operate to the Maldives.