National carrier revises ticket prices of repatriation flights

National carrier Maldivian has revised the ticket fares for the repatriation flights being arranged by the airline in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maldivian's PR and Communication Manager Moosa Waseem said while arrangements are being made to transfer Maldivian nationals stranded in foreign countries, the airline has been receiving several complaints regarding the ticket prices for repatriation flights.

After discussion with Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL), the prices have now been revised, announced Maldivian.

Tickets were previously sold for US$ 300 to fly from Sri Lanka to Maldives, while tickets to fly from Cochin, India cost US$ 260. It will cost US$ 330 to fly from Malaysia to Maldives.

The prices have now been revised as follows:

Colombo to Male' : US$ 220
Cochin to Male': US$ 149
Trivandrum to Male': US$ 199

There are no changes to the ticket fare to fly from Malaysia to Maldives.

The airline has already repatriated 100 Maldivian nationals in Sri Lanka and 200 in India. 200 Maldivians in Malaysia are scheduled to return on Wednesday. The airline has revealed that Maldivians in Trivandrum, India are scheduled to be transferred back to the country on Saturday.

The airline has also decided to increase the number of regional flights between Male', Fuvahmulah and Addu City.