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Air Seychelles to Bring Back Flights Connecting Johannesburg and Maldives

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Air Seychelles will run its weekly service to the Maldives from June 2021 to October 2021 and then from December 2021 to January 2022.

Air Seychelles will bring back its flights connecting Johannesburg and Maldives due to popular demand. This weekly service will run from June 2021 to October 2021 and then from December 2021 to January 2022.

An Air Seychelles spokesperson revealed to a South African publication that these flights will take nine hours in total from Johannesburg to the Maldives. Likewise, the flight wouldn’t require passengers to leave the cabin or the aircraft. Hence, this is the fastest way to reach the tropical holiday destination.

Air Seychelles operated direct flights to the Maldives between 4th December 2020 and 9th January 2021 as well.

Air Seychelles is the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles. The airline was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. Furthermore, as the main driver of tourism in Seychelles, the airline is a core pillar of the national economy.

Currently, Air Seychelles offers international flights to Johannesburg, Mauritius, Mumbai and Tel Aviv in addition to charter services on demand. On its domestic network, the airline operates daily domestic flights between Mahe and Praslin as well as charter services throughout Seychelles.

According to the Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism, 29 airlines from all over the world are currently operating flights to the Maldives. Spain’s Iberia is also set to start flights to the Maldives in July 2021.

Also read: Here are all the Airlines Currently Operating Flights to the Maldives

The Maldives is open to travellers from all around the globe with no restrictions. To visit the island nation, travellers only need a negative PCR test and they can holiday! Those who got their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine 14 days before arrival in the Maldives can enter the country without a PCR test.

The Maldives aims to welcome 1.5 million tourists in 2021. As of 27th April 2021, the island archipelago recorded 381,419 tourist arrivals.

Feature image by Velana International Airport
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Guinness World Record Holder Nathaniel Alapide Creates Stunning Sand Art Drawing at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

Dubai-based and renowned sand artist Nathaniel Alapide astounded guests with his latest masterpiece created at the breathtaking Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. Alapide holds the Guinness World Record for creating the largest sand image. Additionally, he also earns recognition for crafting intricate and mesmerizing sand art creations. This time, Alapide has chosen the pristine shores of Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. His latest collaboration took place at the resort on the 12th of April in celebration of Eid Al Fitr. 

Nathaniel Alapide and His Work

Prior to his visit, Alapide has brought to life an awe-inspiring piece of art. The piece showcased his exceptional talent and creativity to various Sun Siyam Resorts. This was done in celebration of Easter as well, with the expansive beach of the resort serving as his canvas.

Alapide meticulously crafted his sand art, incorporating elements of local culture, marine life, and the serene ambiance of the island. Utilizing only his hands and simple tools, Alapide’s deft touch transformed the grains of sand into a breathtaking visual spectacle.

Working at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi has been an incredible experience. The natural beauty of The Maldives served as the perfect inspiration for my artwork. I am honoured to have had the opportunity to share my passion with guests from around the world, says Nathaniel Alapide.

Alapide’s creation at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi transcended the boundaries of traditional art forms. His artwork embodied the ephemeral beauty and harmony of nature. The intricate details and sheer scale of the sand art left onlookers in awe. Alpadine’s artwork truly captured the essence of the Maldives’ enchanting allure.

We are thrilled to have had Nathaniel Alapide create one of his magnificent sand art pieces at our resort. His ability to capture the essence of the Maldives in his artwork is truly remarkable and aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing unforgettable experiences for our guests says Abdulla Atham – Resort Manager.
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