Travel Trade Journal

Maldivian appoints Bird Travels as GSA for Passenger and Cargo in Mumbai


Maldivian, the National Carrier of Republic of Maldives, owned and operated by Island Aviation Services Limited (IAS) appointed Bird Travels, the airline management service arm of Bird Group as its General Sales Agent in Mumbai. The appointmen­t of Bird Travels is a move by the airline to build upon its presence in the internatio­nal


This GSA’s appointmen­t is part of Maldivian’s expansion in India, which aims to strengthen the airline’s sales team and provide support to the Indian travel trade.

Maldivian is the leading domestic carrier ‘connecting the atolls’ within the Maldives and providing its customers with safe and convenient air transporta­tion all year round. With a name like Maldivian, it is the obvious choice when the idea of a beach vacation comes to mind. On the internatio­nal front, the airline currently operates in India and Bangladesh from its main hub at Velana Internatio­nal Airport.

Addressing the airline’s forthcomin­g plans to launch operations in other strategic Indian markets, Aishath Jennifer, Deputy Managing Director of IAS said, “Maldives is the top destinatio­n in the South Asian region and the main leisure market for Indian travellers; and this relationsh­ip with Bird is a vital one for us and one we believe will flourish.”

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