Leading Swiss leisure airline, Edelweiss Air has resumed direct operations to Maldives.
Edelweiss had halted its operations to Maldives due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and resumed its operations to the destination this Sunday.
The airline is scheduled to hold two weekly direct flights between Zurich and Male’.
Switzerland was among the top source markets in terms of tourist arrivals to Maldives in 2019.
9,291 tourist arrivals from Switzerland have been recorded in Maldives up until the end of August.
Commenting on the decision to resume operations to Maldives, Edelweiss’ Chief Commercial Officer Patrick Heymann noted the attractiveness of Maldives as a tourist destination.
“Over 1,200 islands in the Indian Ocean with its crystal clear water offer divers and snorkelers a breathtaking backdrop. Almost nowhere is there so much privacy as on the many beautiful, small islands,” he said.
International airlines that halted operations to Maldives following the closure of its borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic have begun resuming operations with the reopening of the country’s borders in July.
Airlines that have resumed operations include Aeroflot, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad, IndiGo, Turkish Airlines, SriLankan, and Air India.
Maldives is currently open for all tourists, provided they have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken maximum 72 hours before departure from their original destination.