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Rossiya Airlines to Start Flight Operations to the Maldives

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Rossiya Airlines, a part of the Aeroflot Group will start flights from Moscow to the Maldives from 14th November 2020.

Rossiya Airlines, a part of the Aeroflot Group will start flights to the Maldives from 14th November 2020. According to a tweet by Maldives Airports Company (MACL), Rossiya Airlines will start its direct route from Moscow to to Velana International Airport (VIA). Furthermore, the airline will use its B747-400 aircraft for Maldives operations.

MACL has further revealed that this new airline will have one flight weekly. Likewise, Rossiya Airlines will operate flights to the Maldives till 27 March 2021. Flights from Moscow to the Maldives via Rossiya Airlines will be operated every Saturday. Rossiya Airlines is one of the largest airlines in Russia.

Aeroflot will also increase its flight frequency to the Maldives from 21st November 2020 onwards. Aeroflot will increase flights from 4 flights per week to 8 flights per week. Thus, with Aeroflot increasing flight frequency to the Maldives and Rossiya Airlines operating flights to the Maldives, will maintain the strong performance of the Russian tourist source market.

Since the Maldives reopened its borders on 15th July 2020, Russia has been the strongest tourist source market. As of 4th November 2020, Maldives recorded 9,519 tourist arrivals from Russia. Which makes Russia the leading market with a share of 21.5%. 2020 also started with the Russian market ranking as the fourth-highest arrival market to the Maldives, with an increase of arrivals by 29.6% compared to January of 2019.

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Several airlines have further revealed plans to start flights to the Maldives. Major airlines including; Emirates, Qatar Airways, British Airways, Aeroflot, Air India and more have already started operations to the Maldives. Thus, aiding the island nation reach the ambitious goal of 500,000 tourist arrivals by the end of 2020. As of 4th November 2020, figures from the Maldives’ tourism ministry indicate 21,515 tourists arrived in the island nation in October 2020.

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Explore a Multitude of Football Camps at Siyam World This Year!

As part of its ongoing line-up of five-star experiences, Siyam World Maldives kicked off a series of unforgettable spring football camps. The resort will be featuring star players Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.

Siyam World Maldives encouraged guests to let their football skills blossom over a series of football camps. These camps will utilise the resort’s state-of-the-art sports complex and FIFA-sized soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. Participants enjoyed world-class coaching and immersive experiences designed to enhance their football techniques and passion for the sport.

Spanish Goal-keeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo

The action-packed schedule began with Spanish goalkeeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo. He graced the sandy shores from the 19th to the 23rd of March. Adrian is a key player for Liverpool FC and the Andalusia National team. During his time at the resort, he helped younger guests understand how to deal with pressure and develop key life skills. This also included developing a performance mindset.

Football Camp Experiences with Wayne Bridge

Next on the roster was Wayne Bridge who came to Siyam World from from 22nd to 31st March. He is a renowned English left-back, who returned to Siyam World for a second time already. With his infectious energy and wealth of experience from clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City, Wayne inspired guests to “tackle” challenges head-on and score big on and off the field.

Francesco Totti Lights up Siyam World Football Camp

Following Wayne’s lead was the legendary Francesco Totti, lighting up Siyam World for a second time as well. He visited from 28th March to 4th April. Totti is known for his flair and loyalty to AS Roma. He brought a touch of Italian passion to the Maldives, teaching participants the art of precision and creativity in football. 

Once described by Maradona as “the best player he has ever seen”, the gifted World Cup winner and legendarily loyal one-club player (AS Roma) will be on hand to help holidaymakers hone their football skills and play to their full potential.

Michael Owen Graces the Shores of Siyam World

Closing out the star-studded lineup was Michael Owen. He is the youngest-ever Ballon d’Or winner, who graced Siyam World from the 1st to the 5th of April. Michael Owen is joining as part of the recently announced partnership with Football Escapes. Michael’s lightning-fast moves and goal-scoring prowess electrified the pitch, inspiring a new generation of football stars. Throughout the action-packed week, participants savoured daily football sessions led by Owen, a team of UEFA-licensed coaches, and internet sensation Eman – popularly known as SV2 from his viral YouTube skills videos.

Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 15 seized the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game, from tactics to technical skills. To add to the holiday experience, families enjoyed a memorable parents’ match, providing moms and dads with a chance to showcase their skills on the pitch.

Collaboration with Football Escapes – Rip Ferdinand

Later this year, and in collaboration with Football Escapes, Rio Ferdinand will also be hosting a football camp from 28 October to 1 November. He is one of the most decorated English footballers of all time. Ferdinand is famous for being one of the world’s best defenders. He will be bringing the skills he learned whilst playing for West Ham, Manchester United and Leeds United plus the England national team. 

At Siyam World, we are undoubtedly a paradise for sports enthusiasts, offering exceptional facilities for both water and land sports. My passion for football, which began in childhood collection jerseys of football legends, is embodied in our FIFTA- regulation football field. We host many football aficionados, including owners of prized jerseys and past champions who still share a deep love for the game. Siyam World is where sportsmanship thrives, providing an unparalleled destination for active trave;ers, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

The incredible resort has had the pleasure of hosting several other esteemed football legends. Italian champion Nicola Ventola graced the resort in January. Additionally, Bobo Vieri and Marco Materazzi also showcased their skills on the pitch. Joining them were players like Juan Sebastián Verón, Esteban Cambiasso, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Carlos Puyol, and Jay Jay Okocha.

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