Thursday, August 27, 2020

Air India resumes flights to Maldives

India-based airline Air India, on Tuesday, resumed flights to Maldives, marking the first commercial passenger flights from India since the two countries went into lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Air India's Maldivian travel agent 'Villa Travels', Air India will conduct a single weekly flight from Velana International Airport to Trivandrum every Tuesday.
Earlier in August, India announced that Maldives will become one of the initial countries to join the Air Bubble established with India, the first Air Bubble in the South Asian Region.

The Air Bubble will facilitate the commencement of regular scheduled flights between Maldives and India, while both countries will continue to observe all relevant public health related measures against COVID-19.

At the time, Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid thanked the Indian government, noting that the Air Bubble will ease travel particularly for Maldivians visiting India for urgent medical treatment, as well as Indian tourists that wish to visit the island nation.
26/08/20 Ahmed Aiham/The Edition
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