GoAir to start flights to Maldives

GoAir Airbus 320 landing in Phuket International Airport | Photo: TTG Asia

Male’, Maldives – India’s airline GoAir announced that the airline will be starting flights to the Maldives. 

GoAir used to operate flights to the Maldives but then suspended the weekly non-stop flights from the Maldives to Mumbai, Delhi, and Bengaluru on 30th June 2019. GoAir will be continuing flights between these destinations from here onwards.

Four weekly flights will be offered between Male’ and Goa, being on Saturdays, Sundays Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Three weekly flights will also be offered between Delhi and Male’, which will be scheduled for Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

India and Maldives have recently agreed to create an “air travel bubble” to facilitate the movement of people between the two countries. The Maldives is the first neighboring country with which India has operationalized the air bubble. Through the air bubble Air India, Spice Jet, and IndiGo will be traveling.

Maldives closed their borders on March 27 to combat the spread of Covid-19. As a result the economy of Maldives had to face a huge downfall as tourism was brought to a halt. Maldives re-opened the international borders on July 15 in hopes of recovering the losses the economy had faced.

It has been three months since Maldives reopened their international borders and within this period over 27,000 tourists have visited Maldives. The amount of tourists are 27,217 to be exact and Maldives Immigration tweeted that the rate of tourist arrivals in October has increased by a total of 56% since September. Maldives is finally back in business while taking safety measures at its finest, and the number of flights resuming operations to Maldives is continuing to bring improvements to the tourism sector of the country