Maldives' national airline, Maldivian Airlines has announced plans to launch a weekly flight between OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and Maldives, pending government approval.
Aimed at "making the Indian Ocean Island destination more accessible for South African leisure travellers," the airline has also appointed Perfect Destinations as its general services administration (GSA) in South Africa.
According to the airline, SA travellers can book the - estimated 7.5-hour - flight through major South African tour operators once dates have been announced.
“Dates for the launch of and details about the weekly service will be announced imminently, and we are pleased with the current progress of the technical procedures,” says Shona Pittaway, Managing Director Perfect Destinations.
“This route is several months in the making and has the complete support of the Maldivian government and trade, as well as key South African stakeholders,” she adds.
Director of Perfect Destinations, Zephnie Viljoen says the flight will truly open up the Maldives as an accessible bucket-list destination for South African travellers.
“The new direct flight route will truly open up the Maldives as an affordable and accessible bucket-list destination for South African travellers, and as GSA we will be working hard alongside other tour operators in the South African market to promote it,” she concludes.
The above information was reiterated yesterday (13/09/2017) by Zephnie at the Perfect Destinations Maldives Roadshow held at the Fairmont Hotel in Zimbali KZN which was well attended by local tourism operators
To learn more about this awesome destination contact Perfect Destinations - www.perfectdestinations.co.za
initial source information- Unathi Nkanjeni / traveller24