Mega Maldives Airlines is all set to open a new chapter in Indian aviation with the launch of non-stop flights between India and Maldives, which would begin its operation from November 15, 2016 and connect passengers from New Delhi and Male’ three times a week. “We are thrilled with the positive response both in India and in Maldives to our new services to India. The resort and hospitality community of Maldives is clearly throwing open their doors to an excited and dynamic Indian market,” said George Weinmann, Founder and Chief Executive Office, Mega Maldives Airline. “The Maldives is consistently ranked among the world’s best tourist destinations. It is also increasingly popular with Indian tourists with over 52,000 guests arriving in 2015, and growing at almost 20% per year in recent years.”At a journey time of just 3Hrs 40Min (outbound) and 4Hrs and 20Min (Inbound), this would the fastest and only non-stop connection between the two capital cities, cutting the journey times on other existing flight options by between 2-8 hours.Mega Maldives will provide the ‘Queen of Skies’ – Boeing 737-800 for this route, which would be configured with 12 business class and 156 economy class seats. For leisure travellers the schedule would provide significant benefits, as it would depart from Delhi at the convenient time of 8:50am (Tue, Sun) and 10am (Fri) and arrive in the Maldives just after mid-day to make the best use of hotel check-in times and seaplane transfers. Similarly, the flight departs Maldives at 3:15pm, allowing guests to enjoy their hotels in the morning before transferring to the airport conveniently right after check-out. The above schedule allows for a range of holiday durations including 2, 3 and 4 night packages popular with Indian tourists.For business travellers, the schedule would allow a convenient option of arriving into the Male on Sunday (the first working day in the Maldives) and departing either the next day, or an option to arrive on Tuesday for a 2 night option before departing on Thursday (the last working day of the week in Maldives).