Aeroflot to increase Maldives frequency, Rossiya set to start operations

Aeroflot flight at Velana International Airport. (Photo/MACL)

Aeroflot was the first airline from Russia to commence international travel to the Maldives after the nation reopened its borders. The airline is now ramping up flight frequency as more and more Russian airlines start operations to the Maldives. 

Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) announced that Aeroflot will be increasing flight frequency from November 21. Eight flights per week are to be operated by the carrier to the Maldives. This means that in addition to the daily flights, the airline will conduct two flights to the Maldives on Sunday.

Russian airline Rossiya is also set to commence travel on November 14. The airline will conduct flights between Russia and the Maldives every Saturday until March 21.

The Tourism Ministry has previously announced that Nordwind and Azur Air from Russia were also set to commence travel to the Maldives for the upcoming winter. 

Russia is the country with the highest number of tourist arrivals to the Maldives since the reopening back in July. The nation has seen a total of more than 400,000 tourists. More than 44,000 arrivals were recorded after the reopening.