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Mega Maldives to start direct New Delhi-Male flights

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Mega Maldives Airlines today announced non-stop flights to Male from New Delhi starting November 15.

Flight number LV 305 (from New Delhi to Male) will be operational on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, whereas flight LV 304 (from Male to New Delhi) will fly on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the Maldivian carrier said in a statement.

Founded in 2009, Mega is a US-Maldives joint venture and has now become the fourth largest international airline flying to the island country, which is a popular tourist hotspot.

Ahmed Mohamed, Ambassador of Maldives to India, said, "We are very excited to start a direct flight from New Delhi to Maldives (its capital Male). This is a very good step considering that a large number of Indians travel to Maldives every year for vacation."

The airline has also introduced a special inaugural fare of Rs 23,500 for the first two flights.

Meanwhile, Air India has also started a direct flight (AI 263) from New Delhi to Male, via Thiruvananthapuram.

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First Published: Fri, November 11 2016. 20:43 IST