Maldivian, the national carrier of Maldives, plans to start flights from three northern atolls to Colombo from August.
According to the Island Aviation Services, Maldivian will provide connections from three northern atolls, Gaafu Alif, Gaafu Dhaalu and Fuvahmulah for their flights from Addu International Airport, Seenu Gan to Colombo.
The Managing Director of Island Aviation Services Abdul Haris has said the company is preparing to begin flights from Addu to Colombo from on August 7th this year.
The Maldivian company is also planning to reach a code sharing and international agreement with Sri Lanka's national carrier Sri Lankan Airlines ahead of commencing flights on the new route to Colombo.
The Managing Director said that Maldivian will also arrange to carry cargo on their flights between Gan and Colombo.
According to him Sri Lankan has also proposed to begin flights between Gan, Addu to Colombo. The airline however, has not yet set a date to begin the flights.