HAINAN Airlines will start twice-weekly Beijing-Male services from November 1.
The service will operate using a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft with 34 first-class and 199 economy-class seats.
The airline expects to expand the service to thrice-weekly from January 10.
Hainan Airline’s move to operate flights to the Maldives comes after a recent spate of service withdrawals that seemingly spelled the end of its presence in South Asia (TTG Asia e-Daily, October 11).
At press time, reservations on the route were not yet available on the carrier’s website.