18 airlines would operate to Maldives by end of November: Minister Mausoom

Tourism Minister Dr. Abdullah Mausoom in Gan, Addu City | Photo: adduLIVE

Male’, Maldives – Tourism Minister Abdullah Mausoom has said that by the end of November, a total of 18 airlines would be operating to Maldives.

Minister Mausoom tweeted that there are currently 12 airlines operating to Maldives and that number is expected to increase to 18 by the end of November. He also said that split stay is now available ai all tourist accomodation facilities, with prior approval as per the guidelines set by Tourism Ministry.

The Maldivian borders closed in March due to the ongoing global pandemic, Covid-19 and had huge impact on the tourism industry as well as the economy. The borders were reopened 3 months later on July 15. Since the reopening of the border the number of tourists travelling to Maldives as well as the number of airlines operating to Maldives has slowly started to increase. Till now, more than 33,000 tourists have arrived to the Maldives since border reopening.