Malé, Maldives – Air services between China and Maldives resumed today after a three-year hiatus due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The Beijing Capital Airlines flight, which arrived in Maldives with 198 Chinese tourists, was given a water salute at the Velana International Airport (VIA).
The tourists were welcomed by Tourism Minister Dr Abdullah Mausoom, Chinese Ambassador to Maldives Wan Lizin and MMPRC Managing Director Thoyib Mohammed. The Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) has previously said that Beijing Capital Airlines operates a 306-passenger aircraft on its flights to the island nation.
China Eastern Airlines and Hong Kong Airlines are also preparing to start flights to Maldives.
China Eastern Airlines will operate flights to Maldives from 28th of this month to 25th of March. The airline will fly once a week and will deploy a 232-passenger aircraft. Hong Kong Airlines will fly three times a week. The trips will run from this month until March and the airline will operate a 292-passenger aircraft for the route.
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Source URL: Timesofaddu