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Edelweiss to Resume Operations to the Maldives

Swiss airline, Edelweiss
Swiss Airline, Edelweiss has announced the resumption of operations to the Maldives from 26th September 2020.

Swiss Airline, Edelweiss has announced the resumption of operations to the Maldives from 26th September 2020. Flights from Zurich and Maldives can currently be booked for travel between September 2020 and September 2021.

Edelweiss Air is a Swiss leisure airline and the sister company of the Swiss International Air Lines. In addition to that, the airline operates flights to European and intercontinental destinations from its base at Zurich Airport. With the route to the Maldives, the airline adds another luxury vacation destination to its routes for the coming autumn vacations. Furthermore, flights can booked at www.flyedelweiss.com.

Over 1,200 islands in the Indian Ocean with its crystal clear water offer divers and snorkelers a breathtaking backdrop. Almost nowhere is there so much privacy as on the many beautiful, small islands.

Patrick Heymann, Chief Commercial Officer of Edelweiss stated.

Switzerland is one of the highest performing markets to the Maldives. Tourist arrivals from Switzerland were recorded at 33,829 in 2019. Tourist arrivals to the Maldives were recorded at 7,628 in the month of August. With the addition of more airlines flying to the Maldives, tourist arrivals have been significantly rising each month. Earlier, Tourism minister Dr. Abdulla Mausoom revealed a goal to welcome 500,000 in 2020. However, the minister also indicated 120,000 is the lowest figure for the remainder of the year.

Both ministry and the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has been taking up the effort to promote the Maldives in various destinations following the border reopening on 15th July 2020. In order to extend the efforts of providing travelers a safe holiday experience, the Maldives has also made it mandatory for travelers to submit a negative PCR test from 10th September 2020. MMPRC also hosted a webinar series this month in key markets to the Maldives. In addition to that, the World Travel & Tourism Council declared Maldives a safe destination, granting the Safe Travels Stamp.

feature image by Edelweiss
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