Israel's flag carrier El Al Israel Airlines has announced plans to begin its flights to the Maldives as it reported a fourth-quarter net profit for 2022.

In an interview with Reuters news, the airline's Chief Executive Dina Ben-Tal Ganancia said El Al was looking to resume flights to India and add flights to Australia, and possibly the Philippines, Singapore, and the Maldives at some point.

She added that it also plans to expand its Boeing 787 fleet from 16 to 22 aircraft by 2028.

Helped by a USD 9 million capital gain, Israel's flag carrier said it earned USD 8.5 million between October and December 2022.

Though the Airline has announced its intention to begin flights to the Maldives, authorities in the Maldives have not said anything about any such arrangements.

Currently, there are no direct flights between the Maldives and Israel right now but passengers can travel between the two destinations by transiting in another destination.