British Airways has resumed its operations to the Maldives, beginning flights from London Heathrow to the Maldives.
British Airways has resumed its operations to the Maldives yesterday, 17th October 2020. The airline will operate 3 weekly flights to the Maldives from London Heathrow. The seasonal flights depart three times a week on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Flights land the following day at Velana International Airport. Direct flights from the Maldives to London will also depart on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. To provide a safer experience for travelers, British Airways has introduced various safety measures. This includes, air on all British Airways flights being fully recycled once every two to three minutes through HEPA filters.
Great to have British Airways flights linking Britain and Maldives again! We continually review out travel advice with a view to relaxing it as things improve. Those returning to UK from Maldives must still self-isolate for now.
British High Commissioner to Maldives, Caron Rohsler said.
British High Commissioner also tweeted a photo with the captain and cabin crew of the airline, thanking them. Furthermore, the commissioner thanked the ground staff of all the airport authorities. She highlighted the efforts taken to make Velana International Airport safe & welcoming for everyone.
In an earlier statement, Neil Chernoff, Director of Network and Alliances at British Airways said that the airline is glad to be returning to more destinations this month, connecting the UK with more and more countries around the world. He said with British Airways’ enhanced safety measures, the airline hopes to encourage people to start planning their next getaway.
The United Kingdom is among the top 10 tourist source markets to the Maldives. Before the lockdown in March, a total of 7,288 visitors from the UK arrived in the Maldives this year. And 625 tourists also arrived from the UK in September 2020. Thus, making it the 4th highest performing market in terms of tourist arrivals.
SO/Maldives proudly announces the grand opening party of its exquisite runway.
SO/ Maldives is set to host its grand opening on March 23, 2024. This much-anticipated event of the season is titled ‘An Invite to the Front Row’. The event promises a soirée of collaborative elegance for an unforgettable glamorous experience for its guests.
The Grand Opening Party – An Invite to the Front Row
The grand opening party is set to be a feast for your senses. The resort is bringing culinary delights, fashion-forward statements, avant-garde designs and artistic flair. With this, SO/ Maldives invites guests to take a seat in the front row and witness the convergence of global talent and Maldivian charm.
An invite to the Front Row encapsulates the essence of SO/Maldives- a convergence of global excellence set against the unparalleled beauty of our island. We extend an exclusive invitation to our guests to us on this extraordinary journey with incredible collaborations providing them a truly glamorous stay while embracing our DNA, says Jesper Soerensen – General Manager of SO/Maldives.
Experience one of the First-International Fashion Shows in the Maldives with Milin!
SO/ Maldives will unveil its inaugural fashion show, considered to be one of the first international fashion shows in the Maldives. As the island turns into an oceanfront runway, guests can witness the harmonious blend of haute couture and paradisical setting. The fashion show will showcase the swimwear collection debuted by the esteemed Thai fashion house, Milin.
Partnership with Riffath
SO/ Maldives is partnering with local talent Riffath. Riffath is a distinguished Maldivian High Fashion Brand, launching its exclusive SO/Maldives’ Flying Dress Edits. The resort is also teaming up with Timeless Maldives Photo Studio. The resort’s guests are empowered to unleash their inner models for a bespoke once-in-a-lifetime photo and drone shoot, adorned in a gown with an extended hem that gratefully dances in the wind.
Beach Takeover with Veuve Clicquot Champagne House
Veuve Cliquot Champagne House is taking over the beach at SO/ Maldives to bring an exquisite evening. The beach glam-up is done with the Lazuli Beach Club Bar for a memorable night that redefined elegance and indulgence!
Culinary Delights with Chef Dharshan Munidasa
Chef Dharshan Munidasa, a dual Sri Lankan – Japanese heritage chef hailed for his accolades commands the spotlight at SO/ Maldives. Chef Dharshan’s menu is set to redefine conventional boundaries. Guests are invited to enjoy the exquisite flavours at the Ministry of Crab, Nihonashi Blue, and Carne Diem Grill.
To add to this, Jenna Hemsworth, Australia’s most influential and award-winning female bartender also showcases her creativity. Jenna will be taking over the bar to craft expertly curated cocktails.
Musical Bliss with world-class DJs
Guests are welcome to enjoy a series of live performances from world-class musicians and DJs. Groove to the innovative beats of one of the leading Maldivin bands, YJ Hameed Music. The vibes are set to create a rhythm that resonates with the spirit of the island’s spirit. Lydia Sarunrat Deane, a Thai sensation will also be filling the air with enchanting melodies. End the night as DJ Karrouhat from Dubai takes everyone on an electrifying-after party journey.
The Grand Opening Party will be hosted by Matthew Deane, a well-known Thai-Australian singer, model, actor and television presenter.
Exclusive Wellness & Fitness Retreats
Embark on a transformative fitness journey with the introduction of a week-long detox and fun session by Jumping Fitness, an innovative fitness regimen that originated in the Czech Republic. In collaboration with London-based wellness partner salon C. Steller, renowned for its modern approach to wellness, the resort is set to launch new spa experiences that promise ultimate rejuvenation.
SO/ Maldives invites guests to experience an eco-conscious revelry. Guests are welcome to enjoy the beauty of nature intertwines with the joy of celebration. Witness as the island runway dims, unveiling a beach bonfire beneath the starlit sky. Immense in the rhythmic beats of Maldivian Boduberu and the serene glow.