Hyderabad, February 11, 2021 : GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL), today launched GoAir’s maiden direct flight service from Hyderabad to Malé, Maldives. The GoAir aircraft took off from Hyderabad to Malé around 11.40 hrs. amidst much fanfare and a festive atmosphere at the airport. GoAir also started the touch-less e-boarding facility for international passengers with this service. Senior officials from GMR Hyderabad International Airport along with GoAir officials, other airport stakeholders were at the terminal to see off the passengers and crew.
GoAir’s Flight G8 1533 will depart from GMR Hyderabad International Airport at 11.30 AM and arrive at the Maldive’s Velana International Airport at 1.30 PM. The return flight G8 4033 will depart from Malé at 2.30 PM and arrive in Hyderabad at 5.30 PM. Flights will operate between GMR Hyderabad International Airport and Malé four times a week - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Mr. Pradeep Panicker, CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd, said, “This new flight service connecting Hyderabad and Malé is a much awaited one. Adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers and holiday goers would love this direct, two and half hour flight from GMR Hyderabad International Airport. We are hopeful that GoAir flight service to this pristine land will be really well received. The service is four times a week and indicates the demand that this particular route has. GMR Hyderabad International Airport continues to explore all potential international routes once the restrictions for international travel are lifted and passengers can look forward to many more new destinations being connected in the near future”.
Mr. Kaushik Khona, Chief Executive Officer, GoAir, said “It is GoAir's special endeavour to cater to the needs of Hyderabad - one of the largest metropolitan areas in India, by introducing our maiden flight from Hyderabad to Male, the epitome of luxury, stunning beaches and exotic locales filled with romance. Passengers travelling from Hyderabad will now have convenient additional options to travel to Male, thus making their travel experience enjoyable and comfortable. I must express my heartfelt admiration and gratitude to GMR Airports, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), Customs – Department of Revenue, Indian Oil, and our strategic partners for their continued support through these challenging times.”
Hyderabad is a gateway to South & Central India, and a preferred and largest transit hub. It offers convenient proximity for passengers originating from the nearby cities, viz. Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Nagpur, Bhubaneswar, Rajahmundry, Bhopal, and Tirupati. Recently, acting as per the passengers’ wishlist, GMR Hyderabad International Airport has also launched a non-stop flight service to Chicago.
GoAir is positioned as 'the Smart People's Airline'. GoAir executes its business model on the basic three-tier principle - 'punctuality, affordability, and convenience'. The airline has recently partnered with Navitaire, a leading technology provider of automated aviation and travel-related software solutions, for its Passenger Service System. By adopting such technology solutions, GoAir is equipped with superior process efficiency, thereby enabling its passengers to save great amount of time.
Maldives, the land of Sun, Sea & Sand, is the most preferred destination for honeymoon seekers, couples, water sports lovers, adventure sports lovers etc. This paradise on earth is an absolute treat for the eyes as well as the senses and an escape from the hustle and bustle of the world. Malé has an artificial beach where one can enjoy tons of enthralling water sports activities such as swimming, kayaking, wakeboarding, Scuba diving, Catamaran sailing etc.