Staff Reporter

Bangalore: Indian will introduce a new international flight between Bangalore and Male in Maldives, from November 2.

These non-stop flights will be operated with Airbus A-320 aircraft, with 20 Business Class seats and 125 in Economy Class. Operating five days a week, except on Tuesdays and Fridays, IC 965 will leave Bangalore at 10.30 a.m. and reach Male 12 noon (local time). The return flight, IC 966 will leave male at 12.50 p.m. local time and reach Bangalore at 3.15 p.m. The new link is expected to meet the growing outbound and leisure traffic from India,particularly the booming travel market out of India.

It will also benefit Indian expats in Male and Maldivians who need to travel to India for medical needs, studies and as tourists. Indian said the flight timings offer convenient connections to passengers from Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and other cities. The introductory fares start from Rs 10,000 for a return economy class ticket. Indian is currently operating a daily service between Thiruvananthapuram and Maldives.

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