Largest Russian airline, Aeroflot resumes operation to Maldives

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Malé, Maldives —  Flag carrier and largest airline of Russian Federation, Aeroflot resumes their operation to Maldives after suspending services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Aeroflot airline has decided to resume their operation between Moscow and Velana International Airport on Friday having 170 tourists arrive on the flight.

Two flights have been scheduled to operate between these destinations every week. The flights are expected to arrive in Maldives on Thursdays and Sundays, and depart on Fridays and Sundays.

Resumption of flights to Maldives has sparked new hopes to the tourism industry that was initially suffering due to the economic decline due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Maldives had closed it’s boarders for tourists on March as a precautionary measure against Covid-19 until it was reopened in mid-July. Since the boarders were reopened for international flights, several airlines such as Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Etihad and Sri Lankan Airlines, India’s Air India and Go India have resumed operations to Maldives as well.