Malé, Maldives — The flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom, British Airways has announced that they will be restarting their operations to the Velana International Airport (VIA).
The good news was delivered by the Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) through Twitter, where they also mentioned that the airline will be starting their operations from October 17 onwards.
Happy to announce that @British_Airways is restarting their operations to @VelanaAirport after our border reopens.
Starting from 17th October 2020, the airline schedules 3 flights a week straight from London Heathrow pic.twitter.com/as7YSX21m2
— Maldives Airports Company Ltd – MACL (@MACLmedia) October 13, 2020
While the airline has scheduled daily 3 flights a week, the flights will be operating straight from London Heathrow airport in England to the Velana International Airport in Hulhulé of Maldives.
After the island nation closed it’s international borders due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it had left the country in a vulnerable state as it solely depends on the tourism sector of the country. However, after the borders were reopened on July 15, several airlines have resumed their operations to the country. Since then, the Maldives has also been awarded a Safe Tourism Stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).