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.”