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SriLankan Airlines Introduces Scheduled Flights From Colombo To Gan International Airport

SriLankan Airlines to Introduce Schedule Flights From Colombo To Gan International Airport.
SriLankan Airlines has launched scheduled flights from Colombo to Gan International Airports on the 1st of December.

Srilankan Airlines has launched scheduled flights from Colombo to Gan International Airports on the 1st of December.

The national flag carrier airlines to SriLanka will provide the service four days a week from Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo to Gan International Airport in Addu City. Flight operations will be scheduled on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The airlines operate over 25 weekly flights from Colombo to Ibrahim Nasir International Airport in Hulhule currently and expects that the new route to Gan would result in an increase of tourist arrivals. This is encouraged by the new business opportunities in the region. This new service is also expected to provide opportunities for travel to more destinations via SriLankan Airlines’ global route network of 102 destinations in 47 countries and 1000 destinations under the Oneworld Alliance.

Gan International Airport is located in Addu Atoll, the southernmost part of the archipelago. Addu City is the second most developed area in the Maldives. Divided into five districts by naturally formed islands connected, they are Hithadhoo, Maradhoo-Feydhoo, Maradhoo, Hulhudhoo and Meedhoo. Gan International Airport recently went through a significant re-development which involved the expansion of their runway and facilities. This flight service would be the first scheduled international flight to the airport. Ticket prices start from USD 330 for a round trip.

There are two luxury island resorts and a number of guesthouses within Addu. There are also other resorts in the surrounding islands. This service opens up new possibilities for properties in that region to reach out more tourists and use the service to their advantage.

The inauguration of services of flights to Gan is a part of strategy by SriLankan Airlines to develop its network in South Asia; namely India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and in the Middle East, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saud Arabia, Qatar and Oman, as well as the Far East including Japan, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia.

SriLankan provides frequent connections through Colombo to its global network. This includes over 100 weekly flights to 11 cities in India and a wide range of destinations in the Far East and the Middle East.

SriLankan is known for its brisk service of variety such as comfortable seats, state of the art entertaining systems, enticing in-flight cuisine and flight attendants renowned for their excellent service of care.

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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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