New charter flights from China to boost Maldives tourism
Guangdong Nanhu International Travel Service of China has announced plans to begin a new charter operation from Guangzhou to the Maldives. The maiden flight on the charter route is set for September 26, 2009.
Chen Zhichao, the deputy general manager of Nanhu Travel, said that the charter flight is scheduled to fly twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. It will only take six hours from Guangzhou to the Maldives, which is six hours shorter than taking transit flights through Kuala Lumpur, Doha, or Dubai.
The charter flight will fly for one year, according to Chen. Tickets for the direct charter flight will be cheaper than those for transit flights.