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Maldivian Airlines to launch Johannesburg route

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Maldivian Airlines has announced plans to launch a weekly flight between OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and Maldives, pending government approval.

The 7.5-hour flight will be bookable through major South African tour operators and is aimed at making the Indian Ocean Island destination more accessible for South African leisure travellers.

“Dates for the launch of and details about the weekly service will be announced immininently, and we are pleased with the current progress of the technical procedures,” explains Shona Pittaway, Managing Director Perfect Destinations GSA for the airline in South Africa.. “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.”