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Austrian Airlines Resumes Flights to the Maldives

Austrian Airlines flight in the Maldives
Austrian Airlines has resumed flights to the Maldives today, 25th October 2020 with direct flights between Vienna, Austria, and VIA.

Austrian Airlines has resumed flights to the Maldives today, 25th October 2020. The airline is operating direct flights between Vienna, Austria and Velana International Airport.

According to Austrian Airlines, flights will fly twice-a-week to the Maldives in Mid-December, conceding with the festive season. The Lufthansa group’s airline landed its first passenger flight since the border reopening today. Velana international airport hailed the arrival of the flight, tweeting “Welcome back old friend!”.

A tweet by Velana International airport

Recently, Austrian Airlines has commenced the first trials for using rapid COVID-19 antigen tests in close cooperation with Vienna Airport. The tests are free of charge and are carried out on a voluntary basis. For this purpose, Vienna Airport has set up a testing center in the check-in area of Terminal 3. So, after taking the test, passengers will receive their results within 10-15 minutes, either via SMS or, upon request, after personal inquiry.

The airplane is already the safest means of transport in the public transport sector. Nevertheless, we want to go one step further, and make travelling by air even safer.

A statement by Jens Ritter, COO of Austrian Airlines.

Austrian Airlines is joining a list of many other airlines commencing services to the Maldives for this winter season. Just recently, Italy’s leisure airline ‘Neos’ revealed to start operations to the Maldives. Meanwhile, Air Seychelles has also announced to start direct flights from Johannesburg to the Maldives.

Also read: Qatar Adds the Maldives to COVID-19 ‘Green List’

With several airlines now resuming operations to the Maldives, tourist arrivals are steadily growing. Maldives Immigration revealed a total of 27,217 tourists arrived in the Maldives during the first three months after the border reopened. In addition to that, the island archipelago recorded 8,350 tourist arrivals from 1st October to 15th October 2020.

Feature image by Velana International Airport
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Siyam World Hosts Summer Football Camp With Spanish Goalkeeper Star Player José Manuel Pepe Reina Páez

Get ready to kick it up a notch as Siyam World Maldives gears up for an epic summer football camp. This camp is hosted by none other than Spanish football sensation, José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez. Guests can join in on the fun from June 23rd to 26th, 2024. Building on its tradition of hosting world-class football camps and following the success of its spring series featuring international legends and star players, this event promises to be a highlight of the summer.

Pepe Reina is set to bring his A-game to Siyam World for an unforgettable football experience. The trill can be experienced at its premier sports complex and full-size soccer pitch – The World Sports Arena. The three-day summer football camp in June runs from 16:30 – 18:00 hrs. This camp also offers participants the chance to receive personalized coaching from the star goalkeeper himself. Along with a series of skill-building drills, friendly matches, and fun football-related activities, this camp is designed to inspire and excite football enthusiasts of all ages. Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 12 will seize the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game. This includes everything from tactics to technical skills. This unique experience promises to enhance their abilities and provide memories that will last a lifetime.

José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez is a Spanish professional footballer renowned for his exceptional skills as a goalkeeper. He is also known for his dedication to nurturing young talent. With a career spanning La Liga and beyond, Pepe Reina brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the game.

Our goal is to inspire our young guests to dream big. Seeing a legend or a star player in person can help these youngsters realize that making their dreams a reality is possible, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

Legendary Line-Ups at Siyam World

But that’s not all! Siyam World is no stranger to hosting football legends and star players. Earlier this year, the resort scored big with a legendary line-up featuring Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.  These stars led unforgettable spring football camps. Guests had the chance to hone their skills on our impressive sports complex and soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. With this, guests were able to soak up world-class coaching and immersive experiences as well. 

Furthermore, Siyam World has also had the pleasure of hosting several other football legends and star players recently. This includes players such as EstebanCuchu” Cambiasso, Carlos Puyol, Marco Materazzi, and Robert Pirès. Joining them were players like Harvey Elliott, Kostas Tsimikas, Juan Sebastián Verón, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Nicola Ventola, Bobo Vieri, and Jay Jay Okocha.

Now, it’s time to keep the momentum going with “Pepe Reina” leading the charge. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with one of football’s greatest. And now, you can do that at one of the most beautiful locations in the world!

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