AirAsia will begin thrice-weekly direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to the Maldives from October 22, becoming the only airline to operate this route.
Malaysia Airlines, which currently offers daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to the Maldives, will suspend the service from August 23.
Welcoming the new connection, Cooper Huang, CEO of Malaysian Harmony Tours & Travel, said: “The Maldives is a popular, year-round destination and is especially so for honeymooners. As most travellers will purchase air tickets from the AirAsia website, we will offer ground packages which can also be tailor-made.”
According to Spencer Lee, head of commercial at AirAsia, the flight schedule for the Kuala Lumpur-Maldives route allows travellers from other countries such as South Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Thailand and Australia to connect easily via the carrier's Fly-Thru service.
Destinations which offers Fly-Thru connectivity to the Maldives include Incheon, Osaka, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Bangkok, Penang and Gold Coast, he added.
Online booking at airasia.com has begun with all-inclusive fares starting from RM169 (US$44.60) for travel periods from October 22, 2015 to August 31, 2016. This promotion ends on July 26.