SriLankan to restart scheduled flights to Gan from November 2021

SriLankan lands at Gan International Airport, Addu City | Photo: Gan International Airport

SriLankan Airlines has announced that the airline will restart scheduled international flights to Gan, Addu City, Maldives in November 2021.

The airline is scheduled to start one weekly international flight to Gan International Airport starting November, with connecting flights to the Middle East and Paris route.

The Maldives SriLankan agent states that only one flight is scheduled per week due to the lack of available tourist beds in Addu City. Two major resorts in Addu City are closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The agent has requested for flights between Gan and Huvadhoo atoll to solve this issue.

While the return ticket prices are projected at USD 420, promotional prices are expected at the beginning of sales.

The first SriLankan individual flight from Colombo arrived in Addu City on August 30 with 174 foreign passengers.

SriLankan began scheduled flights to Gan on 1 December 2016, as the only international airline to fly to Gan International Airport with four flights per week. The flights came to a halt with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, discussions are in place to resume flights to Addu City and neighbouring Huvadhu Atoll.