Maldives Domestic Air Transfer
Maldivian is owned and operated by Island Aviation Services Ltd and is the leading domestic carrier of the country. Graduating from its role as the dominant domestic carrier in the country; Maldivian commenced its first regional operations on 25th January 2008 with the first flight to Trivandrum, India. Today, Maldivian the nation's carrier operates daily frequent flights to 7 domestic airports in the country.
An 8th domestic route was added to the domestic network in September 2013 with the opening of Thimarafushi Airport in Thaa Atoll.
In addition to daily flights to Trivandrum, the national carrier added 2 more destinations to its regional network by commencing flights to Chennai - India and Dhaka - Bangladesh in 2012. In June 2013 Maldivian further expanded its network by starting flights to Chongqing, China.
The carrier was formally known as Island Aviation and was re-branded in August 2008.
The main reason for re-branding was to establish a brand in order to further distinguish the airline in the existing markets and to give the airline a name that reflected its origins - the Maldives and its people.