Maldives welcomes over 1.16 million tourists via scheduled flights

Private jets parked at Velana International Airport apron | Photo: VIA

Malé, Maldives – The Tourism Ministry data to date shows that over 1.16 million tourists have arrived in the Maldives through scheduled flights while over 51 thousand travelled via charter flights.

By the end of November 2021, the Maldives received 22.4 percent tourists from India, 17.7 percent from Russia and 7.2 percent from Germany. US, UK, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Ukraine, France and Switzerland are also in the top source markets.

While the majority of the 1.2 million tourists arrived through scheduled flights, the scheduled flight movements add up to 18,286.

Tourism Ministry reports the 51,998 arrived in the Maldives through charter flights. The highest arrivals from charter flights are Air Astana (13,937 arrivals), Azur Air Ukraine (6,626 arrivals) and Iberia Airline (5,371 arrivals).

Maldives, currently at peak season for tourism, is expecting to receive 1.5 million tourists by the end of 2021 with 27 airlines flying to the island destination.