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Maldivian Set to Acquire Two New ATR 42-600 Aircraft

Maldivian Airlines just made an exciting announcement following the Airshow, which was hosted in Singapore.

Maldivian, the national airline of the Maldives just made an exciting announcement at the Singapore Airshow. The company announced that it has placed an order for 2 brand new ATR 42-600 aircraft at the Airshow. The new craft is expected to be delivered by the end of the year. With this new addition, the ATR fleet of Maldivian will reach a total of 7 aircraft by 2025.

In 2023 alone, the airline obtained two ATR aircraft to the fleet. In January 2023, Maldivian obtained an ATR72 craft, which has the capacity for 70 economy class seats. Additionally, in April 2023, Maldivian also obtained an ATR42 which seats 46 economy class passengers.

As the airline reaches a total of 7 aircraft by 2025, passengers can look forward to enhanced services in the future! Currently, in addition to international flights to India and Bangladesh, passengers can also explore 17 domestic destinations in the Maldives.

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Guinness World Record Holder Nathaniel Alapide Creates Stunning Sand Art Drawing at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

Dubai-based and renowned sand artist Nathaniel Alapide astounded guests with his latest masterpiece created at the breathtaking Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. Alapide holds the Guinness World Record for creating the largest sand image. Additionally, he also earns recognition for crafting intricate and mesmerizing sand art creations. This time, Alapide has chosen the pristine shores of Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. His latest collaboration took place at the resort on the 12th of April in celebration of Eid Al Fitr. 

Nathaniel Alapide and His Work

Prior to his visit, Alapide has brought to life an awe-inspiring piece of art. The piece showcased his exceptional talent and creativity to various Sun Siyam Resorts. This was done in celebration of Easter as well, with the expansive beach of the resort serving as his canvas.

Alapide meticulously crafted his sand art, incorporating elements of local culture, marine life, and the serene ambiance of the island. Utilizing only his hands and simple tools, Alapide’s deft touch transformed the grains of sand into a breathtaking visual spectacle.

Working at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi has been an incredible experience. The natural beauty of The Maldives served as the perfect inspiration for my artwork. I am honoured to have had the opportunity to share my passion with guests from around the world, says Nathaniel Alapide.

Alapide’s creation at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi transcended the boundaries of traditional art forms. His artwork embodied the ephemeral beauty and harmony of nature. The intricate details and sheer scale of the sand art left onlookers in awe. Alpadine’s artwork truly captured the essence of the Maldives’ enchanting allure.

We are thrilled to have had Nathaniel Alapide create one of his magnificent sand art pieces at our resort. His ability to capture the essence of the Maldives in his artwork is truly remarkable and aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing unforgettable experiences for our guests says Abdulla Atham – Resort Manager.
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