Close this search box.

Air India Resumes Flights Between Maldives and India

Flag carrier of India, Air India at Maldives Velana International Airport
Flag carrier airline of India – Air India has resumed scheduled flights between the Maldives and India.

Flag carrier airline of India – Air India has resumed scheduled flights between the Maldives and India. The maiden flight from Thiruvananthapuram landed at Velana International Airport on Tuesday. This marks the first commercial passenger flight from India between the two countries since the lockdown due to COVID-19.

One Weekly Flights Between Male’ and New Delhi Via Thiruvananthapuram

Sales agent for Air India in the Maldives, Villa Travels announced one weekly flights will fly from Male to New Delhi Via Thiruvananthapuram and vice versa. Villa Travels further revealed that the flights have been scheduled for Tuesdays of every week.

Air Bubble Between India and Maldives

Earlier this month India and Maldives agreed to create an air bubble between the two nations and commenced operations. This Air Bubble will ease travel between India and Maldives while maintaining health standards. In addition to that, Maldives Foreign Minister, Abdulla Shahid also has revealed several key initiatives with India in order to boost tourism and connectivity between the two nations.

The Indian Tourist Market

In 2019, India was the fastest-growing source market for Maldives tourism. The Indian tourist market to the Maldives saw a staggering growth last year with an annual growth of 83.5%. Over 160,000 tourists from India visited the island nation in 2019.

The Maldives opened its borders on 15th July 2020 for all travelers with no restrictions. COVID-19 facilities with testing, isolation, and hospitalization capabilities have been established in six regions across the Maldives. Response measures, guidelines, and protocols have also been prepared and put in place, on par with international standards and requirements.

Tourism is the backbone of the Maldives’ economy and accounts for a majority share of employment for the Maldivian labor force. Similarly, the industry contributes to over a quarter of Maldives’ GDP and is the source of over two-thirds of the country’s foreign currency income.

Feature image by Velana International Airport

Ad -


Easter at SAii Lagoon and Hard Rock: Festivities and Events

Easter is the perfect time to jet off for a memorable family holiday before the summer rush floods in.

This Easter is especially lined up of festivities and events at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton at CROSSROADS Maldives!

Kid-friendly, Teen Approved, Roxity Kids Club & Teen Spirit Club

Who says grown-ups get to have all the fun? This Easter, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is bringing adult-free zone for kids to enjoy. Kids get to stat the day with the Bunny Dance Fitness session at the pool Deck. Groove to the rhythm and get energised for the day ahead!

Join the Sundown Ritual again the perfect tropical sunset and backdrop! Indulge in a Mexican dinner at The Elephant and The Butterfly, accompanies by live band performances, that will set the stage on fire. For the family-favourite, the resort is bringing back Easter Pool Party. It is a must try on the list, where you can make a splash and enjoy the beats of the Bunny DJ I-MAN. Little ones can enjoy with Roxity Mini Fun Fair, Easter Bunny Cookie Making, and the Roxity Easter Egg Hunting.

Thrill-seekers can join the Easter Limbo Challenger at the Pool Deck. You can also try out hand at the Bunny Silk Climbing Aerial Class at The Stage.

Koimala & Maalimi’s Junior Beach Club and Camp’s SAiissational Easter Line-Up

Celebrate this Easter with a touch of heartfelt Cham at SAii Lagoon Maldives. You can start you day with a snorkelling house reef tour. With this tour you can explore the vibrant underwater world of The Maldives. You can also join for Aqua Zumba and Water Polo at the Beach Club Pool. Unwind with a cocktail-making competition and pool volleyball. This activities are perfect for guests of all ages to enjoy some fun in the sun.

For the aspiring culinary artists, SAii Master Chef competition sets the perfect stage. Here aspiring chefs get to showcase their culinary skills and win fantastic awards. As the day winds dow, indulge in the Easter Dinner Buffet at Terra and Mar, offering a delightful dining experience with live music. With its relaxed atmosphere and genuine hospitality, Easter at SAii Lagoon Maldives promises a truly SAiiSational experience. Here, every moment is a chance to reach out to the blue and embrace the beauty of the island.

Ad -
No more posts to show