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Lufthansa to Restart Operations to the Maldives on 28th October 2020

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MACL has revealed that the German Airline, Lufthansa will restart operations to the Maldives from 28th October 2020.

The Maldives Airports Company (MACL) has revealed that the German Airline, Lufthansa will restart operations to the Maldives from 28th October 2020. According to MACL, the airline will operate two weekly flights to the Maldives.

MACL tweeted that Lufthansa will operate flights between Frankfurt, Germany to the Maldives. Furthermore, the second-largest airline in Europe will operate flights to the Maldives on Wednesdays and Sundays. In addition to Lufthansa, FlyDubai will also recommence its operations to the Maldives on 27th October 2020. According to MACL, FlyDubai will operate 4 flights a week to the island archipelago.

Lufthansa revealed in a press release that the airline expects demand for air travel to remain low in the coming winter months. This is due to the global evolution of the pandemic and the associated travel restrictions. According to current planning, the Group’s airlines will only offer a maximum of 25% of the previous year’s capacity in the fourth quarter to ensure that flight operations continue to generate a positive cash contribution.

The subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, Austrian Airlines Resumed flights to the Maldives yesterday, 25th October 2020. The airline is operating direct flights between Vienna, Austria and Velana International Airport. In addition to that, Italy’s leisure airline ‘Neos’ revealed to start operations to the Maldives as well. Meanwhile, Air Seychelles has also announced to start direct flights from Johannesburg to the Maldives.

Maldives’ Minister of Tourism, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom tweeted that the restarting of flights between Austria and Maldives yesterday by Austrian Airlines established yet another significant connection between the Maldives and Europe. Likewise, the Minister thanked Austrian Airlines and MACL.

Also read: Maldives Resorts Reopening its Doors on November 2020

Several airlines will resume flights to the Maldives in the coming months. 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 as well.

Feature image by Lufthansa
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