Singapore Airlines has begun operating flights to Maldives.
The airline halted flight operations to the island nation due to the global Covid-19 pandemic and resumed operations on Tuesday.
Recent statistics publicized by the Ministry of Tourism revealed that 29 international airlines had been operating flights to the Maldives. With Singapore Airlines resuming flights to the island nation, 30 international airlines are currently operating flights to Maldives.
Maldives Airport Company Limited (MACL) revealed that Singapore Airlines has scheduled three weekly flights to Maldives and that flights will be operated on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Singapore Airlines will be operating a Boeing 737 aircraft to Maldives.
Since the country reopened borders after nearly four months since halting the issuance of on-arrival visas on 27 March 2020, several international airlines have been launching flight operations to the popular tropical destination, with some airlines even increasing flight frequencies due to growing demand.
The ministry boasts increasing tourist arrivals, which were snail-paced into the beginning of the country’s tourism-revival journey. As such, an optimistic tourism ministry revealed that the source markets are recovering, with “impressive” results. During March, Maldives has so far welcomed over 100,000 tourist arrivals, breaking its monthly tourist arrival record since border reopening.
The country saw a record-breaking 1.7 million tourist arrivals during 2019 and an optimistic government set a vision to break the record with two million arrivals in 2020, which was foiled by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Maldives was able to exceed its new target of 545,000, by the end of December 2020 and aims to welcome 1.5 million tourist arrivals this ongoing year.
Maldives will mark 50 years since the tourism industry’s inception, in 2022, which is to be celebrated as the golden year of tourism in Maldives.