Male’, Maldives – Indian low-budget airline company GoAir is to resume direct flights between Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai to Malé after ceasing flights due to COVID-19 in late March.
Velana International Airport (VIA) confirmed today on twitter that GoAir will resume flights to the Maldives.
We are glad to announce the resumption of direct flights by @goairlinesindia .Travel from Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai to the #SunnySideofLife ☀️ 😊 🏝 ✈️ 🇮🇳 🇲🇻#VisitMaldives#ReDiscoverMaldives#FlySmart pic.twitter.com/GRqNNgNqIK
— VelanaAirport (@VelanaAirport) November 1, 2020
After suffering from massive cancellations during the beginning of the pandemic and being under fire for slow refunds and poor customer support, GoAir has been cautiously resuming operations within India and is now planning to resume international travel. These flights are currently planned to stop at the end of January 2021.
There are 4 weekly flights from Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai to Malé, which are on Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday. Full schedule can be found at : https://www.goair.in/promotions/male-flights
These flights are an opportunity for Maldivians to go for medical trips in the upcoming months and for potential Indian tourists to visit to the Maldives. An air travel bubble between the two countries which was established back in august has resulted in much safer and frequent travel between both countries.
Currently, Maldivian authorities require all visitors to present a mandatory negative PCR test performed 96 prior to take off, as well as a Traveler Health Declaration Form submitted online via IMUGA. Having have earned a safe travel certification by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), Maldives continues to welcome more and more tourists each day, having have received more than 33,000 tourists since the country opened its borders on 15th July.