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Flyme Operates a Charter Flight to Saudi Arabia

Flyme flight taking off
Villa Air Flyme – owned by the Villa Group, has operated a charter flight to Ha'il Regional Airport, Saudi Arabia today, 11th October 2020.

Villa Air Flyme has operated a charter flight to Ha’il Regional Airport, Saudi Arabia today, 11th October 2020. The privately-owned airline recommenced domestic operations on the 1st of October 2020. The airline has also commenced international operations with an inaugural flight to Sri Lanka on 4th September 2020.

Flyme provides an upscale experience for travelers with its distinctive services since October 2011. As the airline celebrates its 9th year anniversary this year, Villa Air has announced to expand its operations to additional international destinations in the future. Initially, Flyme operated with flights between Maamigili and Velana International Airport via two ATR 42-500 aircraft. Since its inception, the airline has been serving three destinations in the Maldives which include; Dharavandhoo in Baa Atoll, Villa Airport Maamigili in Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, and the main Velana International Airport in Capital Male’ Atoll.

Upon the resumption of its services this month, Managing Director of Flyme, Abdulla Nashid said that the airline plans to bring on-board its employees back as the passenger traffic picks up progressively. Furthermore, Nashid revealed that it was a tough decision for the top management to make during the pandemic on the release of its employees.

Flyme currently boasts a fleet of four ATR aircraft consisting of one 72 seat ATR 72-600, two 68 seat ATR 72-500, and one 48 seat ATR 42-500. In addition to that, the airline uses its ATR 72-600 aircraft to serve the route between the Maldives and Sri Lanka as well.

Also read: Flyme Commences International Operations — Inaugural Flight to Sri Lanka Takes Off

Villa Air is a part of the Villa Group – which also manages the Villa Maamigili airport. The Villa Group also manages five resorts in the Maldives under Villa Hotels. The resorts include; Paradise Island Resort & Spa, Sun Island Resort & Spa, Holiday Island Resort & Spa, Royal Island Resort, and Fun Island Resort.

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Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives Announces New Leadership Appointments

Meet the newest leadership appointments at Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll.

Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives introduces Steven D’Souza as Director of Food & Beverages, and Tammy Gan as Assistant Director of Branding & Marketing.

Steven D’Souza – Director of Food & Beverages

Originally from India, Steve brings over 18 years of experience within the hospitality Industry. Having achieved a Bachelor of Hotel Management degree, Steve has accumulated invaluable pre-opening resort experiences. Steve has worked across three continents and served as the Food and Beverage division Head at Cap Jaluca, A Belmond Hotel in Anguilla.

When it comes to the Maldives, Steve has worked at The Nautilus Maldives, Niyama Private Island Maldives, and Anantara Kihavah Maldives. Additionally, Steven has also worked in Anantara in Thailand, Raffles Hotels Canouan Island, Buccament Bay Spa and Resort in St. Vincent & Grenadines, and Sheraton Jumeirah in Dubai.

At Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll, Steve will be reporting directly to the General Manager. He has been tasked with spearheading the F&B operations, prioritizing revenue growth, waste minimization, and regulatory compliance, as well as enhancing guest satisfaction through elevated service standards.

Tammy Gan – Assistant Director of Branding & marketing

Tammy, who is originally from Singapore joins Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll with over 14 years of Marketing and Branding experience in the hospitality sector. Throughout her career, Tammy has worked in countries across Southeast Asia to the Middle East as well as the Maldives. Prior to this, Tammy held the position of Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications at The Nautilus Maldives. Additionally, she held roles in esteemed properties like Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Laguna Banyan Tree Limited in Phuket, Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spa in UAE, and Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel.

In her new role, Tammy will report to the Director of Sales & Marketing. Here, she will oversee the strategic development and execution of marketing and communications plans for Finolhu and . HERE brands. Additionally, her role also encompasses brand enhancement, market analysis, advertising initiatives, resource allocation optimisation, as well as nurturing innovative branding and communication strategies through collaboration with external agencies.

I’m thrilled to welcome Steven and Tammy to Seaside Finolhu. I am confident that their expertise will help enhance our brand and elavate our dining experiences, ensuring unforgettable memoments for our guests, comments Steven Phillips – General Manager, Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll.

Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives is owned and managed by the Seaside Collection. The resort consists of 125 beachfront and overwater villas, four restaurants and an array of activities for guests to enjoy every day! Recently, the resort took groundbreaking measures to offer its employees more opportunities by signing an MoU with the Maldives National University. The MoU with Finolhu and MNU ensures the employees have opportunities to pursue further education and grow in the industry.

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