Island Aviation Services Limited (IASL) has revealed it is working to launch scheduled flights to more international destinations.
The national airline, Maldivian, operated flights to six destinations in China before the COVID-19 outbreak. However, these flights are still suspended due to the closure of the country's border.
Maldivian currently operates international scheduled flights to India and Bangladesh. Special flights were also held to Bangkok, Thailand, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tickets for these two destinations are already on sale for the upcoming Eid holidays.
IASL, which operates Maldivian, said it is considering launching scheduled flights to Malaysia while it currently operates some special flights to the destination. IASL said it will launch flights to more international destinations this year.
IASL is also looking to acquire more aircraft for its fleet. As such, IASL revealed three ATR aircraft will be added to the fleet later this year. IASL currently has a fleet of 22 aircraft, including 11 seaplanes, nine Airbus 321s, one Airbus 320, and nine Dash8s.