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.
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.