British Airways to operate direct flights to Maldives

British Airways plane taxies after landing at Heathrow's Terminal 5 on September 9, 2019 in London, England | Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Male’, Maldives – Flag carrier of the United Kingdom (UK), British Airways has announced that the airline would be operating direct flights from London to Male’ from October 16th onwards.

The flights have currently been scheduled to operate thrice a week from Heathrow Airport, on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with the return flights departing from Velana International Airport (VIA) on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic became more controlled, the airline has increased the number of destinations it operates to. In this regard, it started long haul services to Johannesburg, Cape Town as well to Bahrain, from October 2nd onwards. Flights to winter sun favourite Grenada are scheduled to return on 14 October while flights to the Seychelles are scheduled to return on 16 October, reported Travel Trade Maldives.

In addition to this, British Airways is also set to begin scheduled connections to Lahore, starting from 12th October, while the Barbados connections are to be launched on 17th October.

As airlines move to increase their connectivity worldwide, the number of airlines traveling to the Maldives has also increased since the country opened up its borders on July 15th, after a three month long border closure. With almost 19,000 tourists having have arrived into the country, the tourism industry of Maldives appears to have brighter days ahead.