National carrier to operate between Addu, Kulhuduffushi

National carrier Maldivian has announced the airline will be operating flights between southernmost Addu city and Kulhudhuffushi City.

Addu City and Kulhudhuffushi are important business hubs of the Maldives. Maldivian said the airline has decided to operate flights between the two destinations when it resumes daily operation on July 1 following a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made on the recommendation of the Economic Ministry as a move to increase economic activities in the two regions, said the airline.

One-way fare for the flights is priced at MVR 1,444 and the flight will operate from Kulhuduffushi to Gan every Thursday. The return flight from Gan to Kulhuduffushi will be on Saturday. The flights will stopover at Velana International Airport for 20 minutes for refuelling, said Maldivian.

Scheduled flights will also be operated to Maafaru International Airport, and domestic flights will also be operated between Dharavandhoo, Hanimaadhoo and Kadhdhoo. Tickets can be purchased online on the airlines' website or mobile application.