Maldives-Russia

Aeroflot increases flight frequency to Maldives

  • The scheduled charter flights from Moscow were being operated once a week due to Covid-19
  • Four weekly flights will be operated
  • Flights from the Russian airline have been operating in the Maldives for 10 years now

K. Male' 2020 Oct 18 | Sun 02:43 business 2,860

Flights from the Russian airline have been operating in the Maldives for 10 years now - Twitter

Russian airline Aeroflot has increased flight frequency to the Maldives.

In an announcement the airline revealed that four weekly flights will be operated from Moscow to Maldives.

The scheduled charter flights from Moscow were being operated once a week due to the Covid-19 pandemic, before the flight frequency was increased.

Flights from the Russian airline have been operating in the Maldives for 10 years now.

Russia is one of the top source markets for Maldives tourism, since the country reopened borders for international travel on July 15.

While tourists are required to provide negative PCR test certification timed 72 hours prior to departure, the time period has since been increased to 96 hours. The change is effective from October 14.

A number of airlines have been increasing their flights to the island nation, with British Airways having resumed operations on Saturday.

Since border reopening, over 26,000 tourists have arrived in the island nation, which closed borders on March 27 due to the coronavirus outbreak. As such, 26,720 tourists visited the island nation by October 14, according to statistics.

The increased flight frequency is expected to increase the tourist arrival rate as well. Earlier, the Ministry of Tourism revealed that the island nation expects over 100,000 tourist arrivals for the remainder of the ongoing year.

Despite being faced with numerous challenges in the face of the ongoing pandemic, the tourism industry has been successfully rising above them.

In September, Maldives was granted the Safe Travels Stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) as well.

Last updated at: 2 days ago | Reviewed by: Aman Haleem

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