|Hubs||Velana International Airport|
|Company slogan||Bridging the gap|
|Parent company||Island Aviation Services|
Maldivian is the airline division of Island Aviation Services based in Malé, in the Maldives. It is the national airline of the Maldives. It operates international flights in addition to inter-island services. Its main base is Velana International Airport.
On 23 April 2009, the Government under a Presidential decree incorporated Island Aviation Services Limited as a limited liability Company, one hundred percent owned by the Government of Maldives. The airline began operations with three aircraft; a Bombardier Dash 8 Q200; and a Dornier 228, and served only domestic airports within the Maldives. The airline commenced its international flights on 26 January 2008 with scheduled flights to Thiruvananthapuram, India. On 25 August 2008, the airline division of Island Aviation Services was re-branded as Maldivian.
Maldivian flies to the following destinations on scheduled domestic and international service as of July 2016:
The Maldivian fleet includes the following aircraft as of August 2017:
|Airbus A330||--||2||TBA||which variant not yet decided|
|Bombardier Dash 8 Q200||2||--||0||37||37|
|Bombardier Dash 8 Q300||8||--||0||50||50|
|de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300||11||--||0||15||15|
The first livery used by the airline (as Island Aviation) featured a wave pattern along the bottom of the fuselage along with 2 dolphins and 2 tuna fish. The logo was placed in the center of the tail. Along with the re-branding of Maldivian, a new livery was introduced. The new livery saw the removal of the wave pattern to a plain white fuselage, and the addition of a blue wave, with two dolphins jumping out of the water on the tail of the aircraft.