Malé, Maldives – Lufthansa Airlines announced that they will resume flights to the Maldives in mid-2021.
The airline said that two weekly flights will be operated to the Maldives in 2021. The flights from Frankfurt to the Maldives will be offered by the Lufthansa core brand and will be available only via www.lufthansa.com, of which the sale of tickets have already begun.
Lufthansa started to operate their flights in the Maldives in 2015. However, due to Covid-19 flights were forced to be suspended as Maldives shut down its borders as a measure against the global Covid-19 pandemic.
Maldives reopened its boarders on July 15th after a three month long lockdown. The extended lockdown proved to be destructive for the economy of the country, which was heavily dependent on the tourism industry. Many resorts were forced to shut down which resulted in loss of local jobs. However, since the opening, tourists arrivals have started to pick up, with statistics suggesting that a total of 18,867 tourists have come into the Maldives since the reopening.
Maldives recently earned the title of a tourist-safe zone by World Travel and Tourism Council on the 15th of September. Since then multiple resorts have opened up ensuring safety measures taken at its best, to provide tourists with a blissful and safe holiday.