British Airways has resumed operation of flights to the Maldives.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the United Kingdom’s flag carrier had halted operating flights to Maldives.
Flights are being operated from Heathrow Airport, London to Velana International Airport (VIA) in capital Malé City.
Three weekly flights will be operated on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, said British Airways.
The flights will return from the capital city on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Taking to Twitter after the flight operations resumed on Saturday, Minister of Tourism Dr. Abdulla Mausoom expressed gratitude to the airline for resuming flights. He went on to thank the British High Commissioner to Maldives Caron Rohsler for the support in making it possible.
A variety of safety measures including social distancing, use of hand sanitizers and wearing face masks have been enforced by the British Airways upon resuming flight operations.
Since border reopening, airlines have been increasing flight frequency to the island nation, at a time the Maldivian tourism minister has also noted that the demand is so high that the current flight operations are insufficient.
UK remains one of the top source markets for Maldives tourism, with over 2,000 visitors having arrived since border reopening.