28 Airlines Currently Connect Maldives to the World

The latest tourism status update by the Ministry of Tourism reveals that there are currently 28 airlines operating flights to and from Maldives.

Of this, major international schedules airlines operating to the Maldives include Emirates (30,567 passengers), Qatar Airways (20,999), IndiGo (18,998), GoAir (17,715) and Aeroflot (16,623).

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After temporarily closing its borders to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maldives reopened borders to all nationalities from 15th July 2020. All visitors are granted a 30-day free on-arrival visa with a confirmed booking for a stay at any registered tourist facility in the country.

The halt in tourism activity caused by the border closure resulted in catastrophic consequences for the Maldivian tourism industry. However, signs of recovery are steadily emerging.

From 1st January 2021 to 17th February 2021, a total of 147,744 tourists arrived in the Maldives. However, compared to the same period in 2020 whereby a total of 263,007 tourist arrivals were recorded, this shows a contraction of 43.8 percent, largely attributed to the effects of the prevalent pandemic.

The full list of airlines currently connecting Maldives to the world is as follows:

  1. British Airways
  2. Edelweiss
  3. Lufthansa
  4. Azur Air Russia
  5. Turkish Airlines
  6. Qatar Airways
  7. Fly Dubai
  8. Emirates
  9. Etihad Airways
  10. GoAir
  11. IndiGo
  12. Air India
  13. Srilankan Airlines
  14. Aeroflot
  15. SpiceJet
  16. Azur Air Ukraine
  17. Air Astana
  18. Air Seychelles
  19. Silk Air
  20. Air France
  21. Gulf Air
  22. Austrian Airlines
  23. Condor
  24. Air Vistara
  25. Uzbekistan Airways
  26. Ukraine International Airlines
  27. Scat Airlines
  28. Gullivair

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